01 July 2016
SABC journalists turning against the regime
By Mike Smith
1st of July 2016
Following the censoring of violent protests against the ANC misrule at the SABC public broadcaster and the resistance of a handful of six investigative journalists and their suspensions by the autocratic Big Boss of propaganda Hlaudi Motsoeneng , some journalists showed their solidarity and picketed outside the SABC in Johannesburg and Cape Town this morning in what they called, “Black Friday at the SABC”.
Black Friday protests at the SABC
Hlaudi Motsoeneng is abusing his power: Vavi
Journalist Thandeka Gqbele said the sun is setting on journalism at the SABC
Three teams of lawyers are standing by to defend the six suspended journalists.
Anyway I have stopped watching SABC a long time ago. Three years I think. I just cannot stomach that amateurish propaganda crap any more. Non-mother tongue reporters trying to speak English or Afrikaans. How embarrassing. Why can’t they just employ Afrikaans people to speak Afrikaans, English people to report in English and Zulu people to speak in Zulu? No man…rubbish. Just switch it off.
Nevertheless, two thoughts… I find it hard to gather sympathy with any of these journalists. For years we pointed out the misrule, the censorship and the corruption of the ANC. These journalists were our enemies. They called us “racists” and what have you…And now? Kry vir julle. The rightwing was right all along, not so?
Secondly, you will remember how I pointed out a year ago how Gene Sharp mentioned certain critical turning points in the revolution. One of it was when the armed forces turn against the dictator. Another was the journalists turning against the regime. That time has now arrived. What you are witnessing is the start of a major turning point in the fight against the ANC. The ANC will still discover that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.