National 12.7.2017 06:48 pm

Mahumapelo restores ties with North West SABC

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Veli Nhlapo)

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Veli Nhlapo)

He suspended relations with the SABC in June, following allegations that he had encroached on the public broadcaster’s editorial policy.

North West premier Supra Mahumapelo has restored the working relationship with the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in the province, his office said on Wednesday.

“Premier Supra Mahumapelo of the North West province has welcomed commitment by the chairperson of the interim SABC Board to probe recent media allegations that he, [premier Mahumapelo], was influencing editorial content and getting preferential treatment from the SABC’s North West region,” provincial spokesperson Brian Setswambung said.

He said based on this assurance, the office of the premier has decided to resume its working relations with the SABC office in Mahikeng.

“Subsequent to this resolve, a meeting between the premier and the chairperson of the interim SABC Board is scheduled later this month.”

Mahumapelo suspended relations with the SABC in North West in June, following allegations that he had encroached on the public broadcaster’s editorial policy.

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