Vuyo Mvoko to approach another court over reinstatement at SABC

He says he believes the High Court’s decision in this matter was misguided.

Senior political journalist Vuyo Mvoko. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNEBSURG - Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko says he will now be approaching another court in the hopes of having his contract protected.

The High Court in Johannesburg dismissed his application yesterday to be reinstated after the public broadcaster stopped scheduling him.

Seven other journalists who were fired for questioning the SABC's controversial editorial policies were reinstated after the Labour Court ruled that their dismissals were unlawful.

He says he will prove in court that his contract was terminated after he spoke out against the SABC's ban on visuals of state property being destroyed.

"I pointed to the obvious from where I was sitting, wrongs, and those wrongs need to be corrected."

Mvoko says he believes the high court's decision in this matter was misguided.

"What his ruling has also done, which I think it's a good thing, is that it allows us to go to another court."

The senior freelance journalist says he's hopeful another court will rule in his favour.