Leader of the African Content Movement (ACM) Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he does not understand why the High Court in Johannesburg has dismissed his urgent application against the SABC.

He says he will consider approaching the Constitutional Court after the high court dismissed his application with costs. Motsoeneng wanted the SABC to broadcast live the ACM’s national 2019 election manifesto in Durban on Saturday.

He says there was a court ruling against the SABC regarding the live television broadcast of a Democratic Alliance rally, while he was chief operating officer at the public broadcaster.

Motsoeneng says it’s surprising that the court has ruled against the ACM, on the same grounds. “The court today (Saturday), they denied South Africans to have different ideas to compete equally so. It is very important that all political parties are given airtime. In my view all these parties that are now emerging, they should be given more time…more time than the ruling party.”

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