SABC elections coverage not fair on EFF: Ndlozi

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says there has been an attempt to sabotage his party’s elections coverage by the SABC.

He was speaking in an exclusive interview with SABC Digital News at the EFF march. Ndlozi says the SABC is not fair on their party.

Ndlozi says they don’t depend on the public broadcaster to be popular, but on other mediums of communications such as social media, newspapers and radio stations.

Click below to listen to the full interview with Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) National Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

Speaking outside the SABC Radio Park studios, EFF leader, Julius Malema, urged the public broadcaster to flight their advertisement. “The SABC has a responsibility to give news. If SABC does not flight the ad we will be permanent visitors. We are here to fight for freedom of expression.”

Malema then told thousands of EFF supporters that they are a government in-waiting. He says they want to transform the public broadcaster. He then handed over a memorandum to SABC Acting GCEO, Tian Olivier. The SABC says they will study the report.

The EFF march was against the public broadcaster’s refusal to air the party’s election advertisement. The SABC says the advert, which includes the slogan “destroy e-tolls physically”, incites violence.
The Independent Communications Authority of SA agreed with the SABC in a special hearing.

Click below to listen to the watch EFF leader Julius Malema’s address to the protestors.

– By Sthembiso Sithole