'Companies who advertise on SABC stations are funding oppression'

The R2K’s handed over a memorandum of demands to FNB and SAB Miller in Johannesburg today.

Members of the Right2Know Campaign protest in the Johannesburg CBD on 28 September 2016. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Right2Know (R2K) Campaign says companies that continue to advertise their products on South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) stations are "funding oppression".

The campaign has handed over a memorandum of demands to First National Bank (FNB) and SAB Miller in the Johannesburg CBD, reacting to yesterday's controversial announcement in which the public broadcaster appointed Hlaudi Motsoeneng as its Group Executive of Corporate Affairs.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Appeal denied Motsoeneng leave to appeal against the High Court ruling that found his permanent appointment as Chief Operating Officer (COO) was illegal.

Holding various placards and calling for the SABC board not to appoint the former COO in any capacity, and for communications Minister Faith Muthambi to step down, R2K protesters braved the heat to march on FNB Bank City and SAB Miller in Braamfontein.

The campaign's Micah Reddy says they can no longer sit and watch what he calls 'the mafia' around Motsoeneng.

"By continuing to fund the SABC in this sort of situation is to encourage corruption and mismanagement, censorship and propaganda."

As group executive of corporate affairs, Motsoeneng will oversee all provincial offices of the SABC.

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