IFP protests against ‘biased’ SABC

At least 500 IFP members have began their march to the SABC, blaming the channel for being bias.

IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi and party members during their march to the SABC's offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, on 14 September 2012. Picture: Tumisang Ndlovu/EWN.

AUCKLAND PARK - At least 500 Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) members have started their march to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC’s) offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

Several business owners in the CBD closed their shops when they saw the group marching towards them.

The group is expected to hand over a memorandum at the public broadcasters offices, highlighting their concern that the SABC is pro-ANC. 

The stick-wielding protesters, wearing IFP’s colours, sang and danced at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown ahead of their march.

Many of them claim the SABC is bias, especially in its news bulletins.

They say the public broadcaster must never be seen as a mouth-piece for the ruling party and want the “unfair” act to end.

Their march comes after reports that SABC management has been editing out clips of politicians against President Jacob Zuma’s faction.