sabcNews24 reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Sunday refused to confirm the veracity of a report by union Solidarity that the disciplinary hearings of suspended news journalists had been suspended.  

"We do not comment on employer-employee issues in the public space.  We are not going to make an exception on this one" the SABC’s spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said.  On Sunday, Solidarity, issued a statement in which it reported that the SABC had postponed the hearings of Thandeka Gqubule, Foeta Krige and Suna Venter - which were due to start on Monday - indefinitely.  CE Dirk Hermann added:  “The hearings of the other three employees, Busisiwe Ntuli, Jacques Steenkamp and Krivani Pillay, was due to take place on Friday, but this hearing, too, was postponed."  The eight suspended journalists raised concerns at various times about a ban on the showing of destruction of property during protests, which resulted in them being served with disciplinary letters.


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