Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony
Top SABC journalists have spoken out about the editorial decisions and policy changes under Hlaudi Motsoeneng's watch.
The 'SABC 8' appeared before the ad hoc committee yesterday in Parliament, an inquiry into the SABC board's fitness to do its work.
Among them was economics editor Thandeka Gqubule and SAfm current affairs producer Krivani Pillay.
Prominent journalist and EWN's Gaye Davis have commended the SABC staffers for their courage to make their bold testimonies.
The journalists who came and spoke to the MPs on this committee were incredibly brave.Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN
Davis explains that only four of the 'SABC 8' journalist agreed to appear before the committee, yet they represent hundreds of SABC employees.
They represent hundreds of SABC employees, who feel as strongly as they do about what they've called bearing painful witness to the demise of public service journalismGaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN
Suspended veteran journalist Vuyo Mvoko said that SABC funds have been used to build rival, Gupta-owned TV channel ANN7.
Take a listen to the full EWN update on these and other revelations:
The integrity of these journalists is a beautiful thing. #SABCinquiry— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) December 12, 2016
Could this parliamentary hearing please mean the return of the SABC to being a proper public broadcaster? Please? #SABCinquiry— Max du Preez (@MaxduPreez) December 12, 2016
Vuyo Mvoko exposing how the SABC has become a Ponzi scheme to fund ANN7. This is disgraceful! Bua Vuyo! #SABCinquiry— Nikiwe Bikitsha (@NBikitsha) December 12, 2016
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