The SABC says it is investigating the circumstances that led to the incorrect version of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s national address being aired on the public broadcasters TV channel.

The SABC has apologised to the President after broadcasting an unedited version of his national address on Thursday evening.

Spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu says, “In a pre-recorded televised message by President Cyril Ramaphosa to the nation this evening (Thursday evening), the SABC inadvertently broadcast an incorrect version of the President’s speech on SABC News.”

“The public broadcaster wishes to apologise to the President of the Republic and the nation for any embarrassment caused in this unfortunate breach of news production processes.”

“The SABC takes this issue very seriously and can assure the President and the public that due processes will be followed and appropriate action taken.”

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