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TimesLIVE timeslive.co.za 25 Nov, 2021 20:15 am

SABC rejects Mbalula's claims of 'ruthless' reporting on ANC

The SABC has rejected attempts by Fikile Mbalula to blame the public broadcaster for the ANC's poor election performance.

The SABC has rejected attempts by Fikile Mbalula to blame the public broadcaster for the ANC's poor election performance.It said that this attempt by the ANC's head of elections to scapegoat the public broadcaster for the party's poor performance was concerning as no formal complaint had been received on its coverage.In response, the SABC rejected the claims, saying the public broadcaster covered the elections fairly.“SABC management rejects minister Mbalula’s allegations in the strongest terms,” the public broadcaster said in a statement.

“The public broadcaster believes that this scapegoating of SABC News is unacceptable and disrespects the SABC’s role as an independent public broadcaster fulfilling its constitutional duty.Mbalula singled out the SABC's Service Delivery Gauge, a show that looked into the performance of municipalities in providing basic service delivery.

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