sabcTMG Digital reports that Lukhanyo Calata became the seventh SA broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalist to be charged by the public broadcaster for contravening its rules in a space of less than two weeks.  

Calata‚ the son of struggle activist Fort Calata, who was killed by apartheid police in 1985‚ was charged on Monday following a letter he wrote last week questioning the direction the SABC was taking.  Economics editor Thandeka Gqubule‚ executive editor at Radio Sonder Grense Foeta Krige‚ and senior journalist Suna Venter were suspended last week after questioning SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s orders not to cover an anti-censorship protest outside the SABC headquarters in Auckland Park.  Last week‚ SAFM current affairs executive producer Krivani Pillay‚ executive producer of Special Assignment Busisiwe Ntuli and senior investigative reporter Jacques Steenkamp were charged with liaising with the media.

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