SABC demands an apology for The Star’s inaccurate report
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