SABC Fires Three More Journalists

sabc3{SABC News/News 24/Cape Town} – The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Tuesday morning fired Busisiwe Ntuli, a specialist producer for the investigative programme Special Assignment, Lukhanyo Calata, a SABC journalist in Cape Town, and economics editor Thandeka Gqubule.

Calata is the son of struggle activist Fort Calata, who was one of the Cradock Four.

This brings to seven the number of journalists sacked by the public broadcaster since Monday. Freelance journalist Vuyo Mvoko’s contract with the corporation was terminated earlier this month.

Foeta Krige, Suna Venter, Krivani Pillay and Jacques Steenkamp were informed of their axing on Monday.

Their lawyer told News24 that they would fight their dismissals at the highest court.

The journalists are part of the so-called SABC 8 who have been targeted by the public broadcaster for speaking out against censorship. They were recently awarded with the Nat Nakase award for fearless journalism and have since approached the Constitutional Court for direct access to reverse the action against them. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.