SABC de­mands an apol­ogy for The Star’s in­ac­cu­rate re­port

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Kaizer Kganyago

THE SABC has noted with con­cern the gross mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the ar­ti­cle, “Zuma ‘de­lays’ SABC probe” (July 10, The Star).

This ar­ti­cle car­ried a sub­ti­tle which states that the “In­terim board wants SIU ac­tion to stop Hlaudi ac­cess­ing mil­lions”, which is a com­plete dis­tor­tion as the in­terim board has not at any point made this procla­ma­tion.

The first para­graph of the ar­ti­cle also in­di­cates that the “SABC is con­cerned that de­lays by Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma to sign a Spe­cial In­ves­ti­gat­ing Unit (SIU) procla­ma­tion to probe the rot at the cash-strapped pub­lic broad­caster could see its former boss Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng cash­ing in on his pen­sion mil­lions”.

It must be noted that this is also in­cor­rect as the SABC has not made such ut­ter­ances; your ar­ti­cle should prop­erly in­di­cate the sources of this in­for­ma­tion and not be writ­te­nas if the SABC has said so.

We there­fore re­quest your pub­li­ca­tion to rec­tify these neg­a­tive im­pli­ca­tions as they have a great po­ten­tial in dam­ag­ing the rep­u­ta­tion of the SABC’s in­terim board, the SABC brand and they will also con­fuse the pub­lic.

The SABC would like to have a full apol­ogy pub­lished in your news­pa­per to­day. SABC spokesper­son

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