South Africa 24.4.2014 08:07 am

Saps takes DA to Icasa

FILE PHOTO: Police fire rubber bullets at residents at point blank range,13 March 2014, in Bekkersdal, Westonaria. Residents protested by blocading streets and pelting police cars over a ellection campaign planned by the ANC. Picture: Alaister Russell

FILE PHOTO: Police fire rubber bullets at residents at point blank range,13 March 2014, in Bekkersdal, Westonaria. Residents protested by blocading streets and pelting police cars over a ellection campaign planned by the ANC. Picture: Alaister Russell

The SA Police Service has lodged a complaint with Icasa over the Democratic Alliance’s election advert, Icasa said on Wednesday.

“The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa… notifies the media and all stakeholders that the Complaints and Compliance Committee has received a complaint from the SAPS in connection with the DA’s political advertisement currently being broadcast by the SA Broadcasting Corporation,” spokesman Paseka Maleka said in a statement.

He said the complaint was lodged with the committee on an urgent basis for adjudication and possible hearing on April 19.

“After consulting with all relevant parties (SAPS, DA and SABC), the committee decided to hold a public hearing in order to expedite the matter,” he said.

The hearing would take place on Thursday at Icasa’s head office in Sandton.

– Sapa

 

today in print