The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said it is happy with the way the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has been covering the party.
This comes after a meeting with the organization’s Chief Operations Officer Hlaudi Motsoening. The leadership of the party says it wanted to understand the source of reports that the SABC had gagged listeners.
However, EFF leader Julius Malema says they have been assured that this is not the case.
“I think so far the lines of communication are open and where we are not happy with coverage we are able to call immediately and complain and those issues are attend to by the leadership of the SABC so we are happy. We hope it will remain like that during the local government election campaign,” says Malema.
Meanwhile, Motsoeneng says the SABC is making sure that each programme only deals with issues that are relevant to it.
“Within our own programs we have sports programs for a good reason we have religious programs, we have news programs where we deal with news issues. We are encouraging our own staff to make sure that they do not bring politics in our own programs vice versa which is key for the organization and I think there is that understanding,” says Motsoeneng.
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