Zuma Tells South Africa’s Main Broadcaster Not to Report on Calls for Him to Stand Down from Presidency

William Turvill, Daily Mail (London), December 24, 2013

The South African public broadcaster has been warned not to report on calls for Jacob Zuma to step down as president, according to campaign groups.

A spokesman from the country’s Right2Know group said the interference ‘makes a mockery of the principle of freedom of expression’.

The claim, which is denied by the South African Broadcasting Corporation, was reported by Right2Know and fellow campaign group SOS Coalition.

According to News24, SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said: ‘There was no such instruction. People just interpreted things their own way. [Journalists] were told not to punt one side of the story to balance it.’

He added: ‘They spent a long time one side of the story without calling to get views from the other side.’

Right2Know’s Mark Weinberg claimed the groups had learned about the instruction through the Broadcast, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union.

He said members of the union were given the instructions on Friday.

It was also reported earlier this month that broadcasts showing of booing of President Zuma at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service had been banned.

According to City Press, the crowd booed his face every time it showed up on a big screen at the service.

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  • Spartacus

    He’s not a real president. And those aren’t real journalists. And that’s not a real country. And there’s aren’t actual people….

  • bigone4u

    Ultimately, SA will degenrate into having a Chief with a bone in his nose for a leader. Of course, he’ll have a dozen white whores as wives, will pontificate at the UN, and will demand reparations for the “racism” his people suffered. I just hope all the decent whites have left SA by then. The communist whites and white miscegnationists can have their black cake and eat it too.

    • Johnny Squire

      I wonder, as Whites are massacred in South Africa, what will be the response of White majority countries? If these countries respond by defending the Whites in SA, will there be similar racial violence in the those countries? It seems to me that the reaction to White genocide by the majority White countries will determine the the course of race relations in those countries. Will Whites rescue their own?

      • dd121

        If the SA whites fight back the US (whether Democrat or Republican) will send troops to save the blacks. Sad but true.

  • sbuffalonative

    The press sure got the message about reporting empty seats at the Mandela funeral.