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Labour Court orders reinstatement of four axed SABC journos

The Labour Court has found that the SABC acted unlawfully when it dismissed four senior journalists for voicing their concern about the broadcaster's editorial ban on violent protest footage.

The court ruled that the SABC must reinstate the four journalist who want their jobs back, after the SABC agreed to reverse its broadcast ban.

Judge Andre Van Niekerk ruled that the Krivani Pillay, Foeta Krige, Suna Venter and Jacques Steenkamp be reinstated, effective immediately.

Niekerk says that there was no basis for such a dismissal, reports EWN's Masego Rahlaga.

He says that the SABC had no right to relieve them of their duties in the way that they did.

Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter

The judge has also ordered that SABC officials involved in the sacking of the journalist submit papers to the court explaining why they should not be held liable for the legal fees in the case.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


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