R2K Campaign vows to continue anti-censorship protests

A memorandum was handed over to the ANC's leadership calling for an end to “state interference at the SABC”.

Righ2Know campaigners has taken its protest against censorship at SABC to Luthuli House. Picture: Masa Kekana/ EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Right2Know Campaign says it will not stop protesting against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) until there is a concrete decision to address the concerns facing the public broadcaster.

A group of civil society members today picketed outside Luthuli House, handing over a memorandum to the African National Congress (ANC)'s leadership to bring an end to what it calls "state interference" at the public broadcaster.

The organisation, including the Save Our SABC Coalition (SOS), says the ruling party needs to speak in one voice opposing an apartheid style of broadcasting.

A group of picketers sang and chanted outside Luthuli House until Secretary General Gwede Mantashe and Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu agreed to meet representatives in a closed meeting.

They handed over a memorandum containing six demands, which included the removal of COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

The R2K campaign's Micah Reddy says nothing solid came from the meeting.

"We haven't had anything particularly concrete, just reassurances that they're doing something. As the public, we'll continue protesting and voicing our serious grievances and concerns with what is happening at the SABC."

The organisation has also called for the removal of the SABC board.