Former SABC news head Snuki Zikalala condemns SABC 'censorship'

Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) news head, Snuki Zikalala, says he is saddened by the SABC editorial decision to censor information.

You find that journalists are being harassed, and our own journalists are being taken to disciplinary hearings. Our public broadcaster has decided to censor certain information, which is not allowed according to our Constitution. For me, that saddens me.

Snuki Zikalala, former SABC news head

I think it's important that there should be an intervention, so that journalists can practice and exercise what we call journalistic independence.

Snuki Zikalala, former SABC news head

Zikalala also said he was accused of blacklisting some political analysts while he was still working for the public broadcaster.

He explained to Xolani Gwala, that this was not in fact true. He says, it was because the SABC preferred to use researchers on the news, so that people 'get more substance of what's happening in the country'.

Listen to the full interview below for more information.

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