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Vuyo Mvoko’s case against SABC kicked out of High Court

He approached the court last month after the public broadcaster stopped scheduling him.

Senior political journalist Vuyo Mvoko. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The High Court in Johannesburg has dismissed an application by South African Broadcasting Corporation(SABC) freelance journalist Vuyo Mvoko to have his contract protected.

Mvoko approached the court last month after the public broadcaster stopped scheduling him.

Seven other journalists who were fired for questing the SABC's editorial policies were reinstated after taking the matter to the Labour Court.

The journalist says although he had hoped for a positive outcome in court today, the judge's decision came as no surprise.

"He seemed to be of the view that we have jumped the gun, in other words, that the SABC is yet to decide on what should happen and whether to terminate the contract."

Mvoko says he's disappointed with the ruling.

"The SABC has said that while it is looking at the matter, I shall not be scheduled, which means I can't invoice, which means I can't get paid."

The freelance senior journalist says he will be appealing today's decision.

At the same time, Trade Union Solidarity will continue with its application to have two SABC news executives pay for legal bills incurred by four journalists in their legal battle to be reinstated at the broadcaster.

Sebolelo Ditlhakanyane, SABC's general manager for radio news and current affairs, and Moloko Tebele, acting group executive of news and current affairs, submitted court papers to the Labour Court in Johannesburg this week, explaining why they should not be held personally liable for legal bills.

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