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SABC chairperson: I’m not sure when we tied the knot with the ANC

Several political parties have criticised the SABC’s decision to ban the airing of violent protest images.

Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Broadcasting Corporation(SABC) board chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe says it's regrettable political parties appear to be making threats against the broadcaster's board.

Several political parties have criticised the SABC's decision to ban the broadcasting of violent protest images in its news coverage, some calling for the board to be dismantled.

The African National Congress (ANC) has since called for a meeting with Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to demand answers about changes made at the public broadcaster.

Communications Commission Chair Jackson Mthembu has accused the SABC of failing to adhere to the party's policies.

LISTEN: ANC won't take SABC matter lying down

But Maguvhe says the ANC can't dictate terms to the broadcaster as it is accountable to the South African public.

"It can't be the ANC only which is a stakeholder. We listen to the views of different stakeholders and I am not sure when we tied the knot with the ANC."

LISTEN: Maguvhe hits back at ANC's crticism

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