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No political party ads have been aired yet: SABC

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) says no political parties’ adverts have been aired on its platforms at this stage.

It says it is still waiting for Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)’s confirmation so it can organise slots for all political parties.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) accused the Public Broadcaster of trying to censor the political advert around election time.

With only two months left before local government elections, the DA says it will go ahead lodge a complaint with ICASA. This after the party alleged that the SABC’s has refused to air its campaigning advert.

SABC Spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says, “There is a process that is why I was saying we have been using these processes all the years up until now. We have now clarified all of those issues with ICASA.”

Meanwhile, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says, “We had a history with the SABC were in fact they banned our advert the last time its prejudicial behaviour against the official opposition in this country and we not going to accept that.”

The SABC says all adverts will be aired after the corporation has looked at them.

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– By Ntlantla Kgatlhane

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