sabcWeekend Argus reports that an unspoken protest by SABC TV news staff, who were all dressed in black when they were on camera on Friday, “was not a protest”, according to SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago.  

SABC journalists wore black to show their solidarity with colleagues who were dismissed last week for challenging editorial policies, including a ban on airing footage of violent protests.  Kganyago on Saturday suggested the pictures published on social media sites could have been falsified and could have been taken on different days.  He also said wearing black was not a form of protest.  “If people wake up and wear black, it’s not a protest,” he opined.  The fired journalists are fighting their dismissals in the Labour Court.

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