Mbalula takes on the SABC over low ANC coverage ahead of elections

Mbalula takes on the SABC over low ANC coverage ahead of elections

Fikile Mbalula has met with top officials at the SABC after low screen time of ANC rallies. The head of the party's election campaign denies pressurizing the broadcaster, saying that the party respects media houses.

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Fikile Mbalula has denied pressurizing the SABC in order to secure more screen time for the ANC.

The ANC head of elections has met with top officials at the broadcaster to deal with allegedly low screen time of the ruling parties rallies, especially in the North West.

According to Eyewitness News, Mbalula has claimed he had problems with a rally in Limpopo, where Ramaphosa himself had addressed supporters.

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Mbalula insists the ANC has total respect for SA's media and will continue to engage with them over issues concerning the elections. He insists that the ANC had engaged with all media houses and that suggesting that this was 'bulling tactics' was a far cry from the truth.

Mbalula insisted that while fair and independent coverage needs to prevail, this cannot mean ostracizing the ruling party.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that Ramaphosa has been battling to rally support for the ANC in the North West province, after a manifesto rally suffered a poor turn out, allegedly due to sabotage.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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