President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will ensure the independence of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). 

Ramaphosa however cautioned the public broadcaster on the need for efficient and transparent use of resources.

He spoke to the SABC on the side-lines of the African Union Summit in Ethiopia.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has condemned the actions of Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams following reports that she blocked journalists from covering protests at an African National Congress (ANC) election manifesto launch at the Badibanise stadium in KwaBhaca, formerly known as Mount Frere, in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.

The manifesto proceedings were disrupted by singing demonstrators who are allegedly frustrated by a lack of service delivery in their area.

Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams blocked the SABC crew from filming protesters.

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