SABC 8: By 2016, the capture of the SABC newsroom was almost complete...

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- news24.com | 5 months ago

By the beginning of 2016, the capture of the SABC newsroom was almost complete.

After years of scheming and conniving, the pawns were in place and the August local government elections were looming. The only remaining obstacle in [Hlaudi] Motsoeneng's way was a 2004 editorial policy that gave the CEO, and not the COO, the responsibility of editor-in-chief.

On 26 February, I was in Cape Town for the finance minister's budget reading when I received a WhatsApp message from my senior producer, Suna Venter.

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