22 December 2012

South Africa: IFPYB Expresses Concern Over

press release

The IFP Youth Brigade has expressed its anger and unreserved disquiet at the SABC for airing the Bang Bang Club, again, last night.

IFPYB National Chairperson, and South Africa's youngest Member of Parliament, Mkhuleko Hlengwa said: "We condemn in the strongest, and with the contempt it deserves, the escalating political bias in the SABC. The SABC has exclusively become a state broadcaster, ditching all principles and practices of a public broadcaster, and thus effectively killing multi-party democracy."

Reacting to the airing of the Bang Bang Club last night, Hlengwa said, "It is disgusting, shameful and disturbing by all measure or standard for the SABC to continue airing the Bang Bang Club. This action amounts to foisting propaganda on all South Africans, and painting a negative picture of the IFP. Opposition parties are at a disadvantage of note with the SABC behaving in this manner."

Hlengwa concluded by saying that, "We are prepared to explore every avenue to ensure that this onslaught on the IFP stops. Quite frankly we are sick, tired and fed-up with the ill-treatment the IFP is receiving from the SABC. The IFP's march earlier this year, against the SABC, was a warm-up, a Sunday school picnic, compared to what we will do if this situation does not change. The SABC either shapes up or ships out!"

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