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R2K Campaign calls on advertisers to boycott SABC

The group has reacted to yesterday's controversial announcement on Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

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

CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG - Members of the Right2Know Campaign gathered outside FNB bank's city branch in the Johannesburg CBD today, demanding that the bank stops advertising on SABC stations.

Right2Know is leading a nationwide protest against the SABC.

The group has reacted to yesterday's controversial announcement, in which the corporation appointed Hlaudi Motsoeneng as its group executive of corporate affairs.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) denied Motsoeneng leave to appeal against the High Court ruling that found his permanent appointment as chief operating officer was illegal.

Just under 100 people, wearing red and black Right2Know campaign T-shirts, say they want FNB and other big advertisers to stop taking their business to the SABC.



They are holding placards reading "Go to hell Hlaudi," "SABC must fall" and "Muthambi must fall".

The campaign's Micah Reddy says the crisis at the public broadcaster needs to be addressed.

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

The demonstrators are expected to march to SABMiller.



Demonstrators are expected to march to SABMiller, while demonstrators in Cape Town will march to the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry's head offices to hand over a memorandum.

The movement is calling on companies to stop advertising through the public broadcaster until Motsoeneng is permanently removed. The campaign has also been part of protests against contentious editorial decisions pushed through by Motsoeneng.

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