22 November 2012
South Africa: ANC Statement On False Reporting By the SABC
The African National Congress is disturbed by the reckless reporting of the SABC on the proceedings in a council meeting where an ANC Mayor was replaced by a DA member in Tlokwe following a vote of no confidence. The SABC news bulletin reported falsely that Comrade Jackson Mthembu was part of that meeting. This was reported continuously despite the fact that Comrade Jackson had clarified this to two journalists. Firstly this accusation was made without talking to the ANC to verify the facts and secondly the correction was ignored.
Comrade Jackson did not attend any council meeting in Tlokwe but was meeting provincial leadership to discuss the oncoming Presidential Centenary lecture scheduled for early next month. The ANC will raise it's concerns with the senior management of the SABC and as well as lodge a formal complain with the Independent Broadcast Complains Commission.
Keith Khoza 0828239672
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