The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has expressed disappointment about the SABC’s withdrawal of its anniversary live coverage. Initially, the broadcaster agreed to air the EFF’s anniversary on the 24 hour news channel, Channel 404.
“When the EFF was not in parliament, SABC used to say the allocation of time was based on being in parliament,” said the EFF.
“However, the EFF is now in parliament, still SABC does not want to carry our events live which is a clear demonstration that this is influenced by narrow politics.”
The SABC seems only committed to the events of the ruling party. Its major programs only cater for the ruling party. EFF has not managed to enter most of the big shows of SABC television and radio stations with political interference of the editorial and producers’ work.
The SABC is supposed to be a public broadcaster, and serve the interests of the entire citizenry equitably. As things stand, the SABC broadcasts for narrow political interests.