The South Gauteng High Court ruled that there is no way the South African Broadcasting Corporation can be compelled to broadcast any political party's election manifesto. The African Content Movement tried and failed.
No political party can force or dictate the South African Broadcasting Corporation to broadcast their election-related activities.
This is what the South Gauteng High Court made clear after it dismissed the African Content Movement’s attempt to compel the SABC to air their election manifesto live on Mzansi screens.
Hlaudi Motsoeneng's urgent application was brought to the high court on Saturday morning (6 April), as reported by TimesLIVE.
The SABC's spokesperson, Vuyo Mthembu, feels that the court's ruling proved the broadcaster was right in refusing to air the ACM's manifesto.
The dismissal of the application reaffirms that the SABC’S decision was the correct one.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the launch was set to take place in Durban on Saturday afternoon.
The ACM doesn't really seem to have a lot of support from voters yet. When asked if they would vote for the party, the resounding answer was 'no'.
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