Four SABC journalists to know their fate tomorrow

Last week Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Krivani Pillay & Jacques Steenkamp took the broadcaster to court.

Journalists and people from the media industry gathered outside the SABC in Auckland Park, dressed in black, in support of the national broadcaster's journalists who were suspended for raising concerns about policy changes. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Four dismissed South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists will know their fate tomorrow with judgment in the Labour Court expected to be handed down.

Last week Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Krivani Pillay and Jacques Steenkamp took the broadcaster to court, after being dismissed for speaking out against censorship and an editorial policy that banned the visuals of violent protests.

This also comes as the public broadcaster agreed to rescind its decision after a recommendation made by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa).

Solidarity's Anton van der Bijl says they are hopeful that they will win the case.

"We are optimistic about the judgment on Monday and that it will state the employees should be reinstated and the cost must be brought against the SABC."