National 24.7.2016 12:49 pm

Sacked SABC journos await Monday court judgment

Newsreader Ivor Price shares a moment with axed SABC journalist Suna Venter before court proceedings, 21 July 2016, at the Labour court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, where four of the eight fired SABC journalists challenged the state broadcasters decision to fire the group when they failed to abide by the new editorial policy claiming it amounts to censorship. Picture: Alaister Russell

Newsreader Ivor Price shares a moment with axed SABC journalist Suna Venter before court proceedings, 21 July 2016, at the Labour court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, where four of the eight fired SABC journalists challenged the state broadcasters decision to fire the group when they failed to abide by the new editorial policy claiming it amounts to censorship. Picture: Alaister Russell

The four journalists represented by Solidarity approached the labour court on Friday to obtain an interdict setting aside their dismissal.

Trade union Solidarity and four SA Broadcasting Corporation journalists are expecting the labour court’s ruling on Monday regarding their dismissal by the SABC.

The four journalists represented by Solidarity – Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Krivani Pillay, and Jacques Steenkamp – approached the court on Friday to obtain an interdict setting aside their dismissal.

Judge Rob Lagrange would indicate on Monday morning at 9am whether he would deliver judgment at 10am, Solidarity CEO Dirk Hermann said on Sunday.

“If not possible to do so on Monday, judgment would definitely be given on Tuesday.”

Solidarity was convinced they had managed to persuade the court that the dismissal of the four journalists was unlawful and in breach of legislation.

“We are convinced that our members would soon be back at work to serve the public by providing information to them,” Hermann said.

A press conference would be held immediately after the judgment, where Solidarity would present a full explanation of the ruling to members of the media.

African News Agency (ANA)

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