Seven of the eight suspended SABC journalists who spoke out against the controversial editorial policies have been fired.
Vuyo Mvoko is the only journalist who has not received any communication from the public broadcaster today.
He [Vuyo Mvoko] is in an independent contract, he is not somebody who is actually permanently employed. That means that, in a way, if you're Hlaudi Motsoeneng and want him out of the building, you don't have to fire him, you just don't have to use him again.— Stephen Grootes, EWN reporter
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The ANC NEC member and former minister of labour, Tito Mboweni, has commented on the SABC journalists' dismissal.
One of the objectives of the LRA is to do away with unfair and indiscriminate dismissal of workers.This has escaped some people at the SABC— Tito Mboweni (@tito_mboweni) July 19, 2016
We thus created an institutional framework: CCMA and the Labour Court.You can't just fire people because they hold a different view to yours— Tito Mboweni (@tito_mboweni) July 19, 2016
We ask the relevant higher authorities to restore order at the SABC. The SABC is critical in "informing, educating and entertaining" SA.— Tito Mboweni (@tito_mboweni) July 19, 2016