SABC accuses EFF of seeking publicity
Kaizer Kganyago says the EFF can do whatever it likes, but the SABC will go to court if necessary.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) say the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are seeking publicity by taking the broadcaster to court for banning one of its television ads.
In the one-minute advert, a woman describes losing her husband at the hands of the police.
Malema then tells viewers he understands the pain faced by South Africans and a series of written statements are shown at the end, including one which says, "Destroy e-tolls physically!"
The corporation has refused to air the commercial saying it could incite violence as it encourages people to physically destroy e-toll gantries.
The SABC's Kaizer Kganyago said, "I don't know how it will be dealt with, but they can do whatever and we will go to the courts if needs be but I think they are just trying to get publicity for it because they know what they've put in the advert is wrong."
MALEMA WANTS VOTERS TO MAKE INFORMED CHOICE
Malema says his party's election campaign advert must be broadcast to allow people to make an informed decision about who they vote for.
Malema maintains that calling on his supporters to destroy e-tolls is freedom of speech.
He also says e-tolls were undemocratically imposed on motorists and commuters.
"The advert must be aired to allow voters to make an informed choice about who should govern, particularly in Gauteng.
The EFF will be taking legal action against the SABC for banning its advert but will also take to the streets in a mass protest next Tuesday.
Malema says the banning of the advert is a clear indication of the ANC's refusal to put e-tolling on the agenda for the upcoming elections.