In an attempt to rid the country of violent protests, the SABC has taken the decision to not publicise any content related to the service delivery protests which have caused uproar in the country.
The SABC announced in a statement that it has condemned the acts of violence and vandalism and has decided not to show footage of people committing these crimes at all. This includes schools and public institutions. This means that with immediate effect, no news bulletins aired across the channels will report on the protests.
The statement read
We are not going to provide publicity to such actions that are destructive and regressive. We will not cover people who are destroying public property. As a public service broadcaster we have a mandate to educate the citizens, and we therefore have taken this bold decision to show that violent protests are not necessary.
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