SOUTH AFRICAN MUSICIANS ACCUSE POLITICIANS OF MEDDLING IN PUBLIC BROADCASTER
South African musicians have accused political parties of meddling in the affairs of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) affairs because of its transformation agenda on local music.
They have accused the Democratic Alliance (DA), the country’s main opposition party, in particular of waging a systematic programme to remove the SABC’s Group Executive of Corporate Affairs, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, for spearheading a programme by the public broadcaster to air 90 per cent local music content.
The President of the Musician Association for South Africa, Tebogo Sithathu, said Monday that the SABC Board had been attacked for this move which is meant to benefit local musicians.
Sithathu said the association’s members would be marching in protest to the DA offices in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
“They’ve lodged a case against the SABC wanting to remove Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Bessie Thokwana from their positions, so this is a systematic programme that the DA has made their campaign to get rid of the SABC management because of the progressive policies that touch musicians, for instance the 90 per cent (policy).”
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.