South Africa 31.3.2014 06:35 pm

Opposition objects to SABC’s ANC coverage

FILE PICTURE: Congress of the People (COPE) president Mosiuoa Lekota. Picture: Alaister Russell

FILE PICTURE: Congress of the People (COPE) president Mosiuoa Lekota. Picture: Alaister Russell

Opposition parties will approach the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) about what they perceive as the SABC’s preference for the ANC, Cope said on Monday.

“This past weekend we witnessed disproportionately huge coverage of ANC events on SABC platforms, including radio and TV channels, while opposition parties receive coverage so minuscule that if you blink, you could easily miss it altogether,” party president Mosiuoa Lekota said.

The Congress of the People and other parties were seeking legal advice and had approached Icasa to end such “one-sided storytelling”, he said.

Sapa

 

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