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OPINION | Ramaphosa Condemns The Actions Of ANC Members Who Allegedly Hold SABC News Crew Hostage

President Cyril Ramaphosa has communicated shock and responded irately to an episode where individuals accepted to be of the ANC held SABC writers prisoner. 

Cyril Ramaphosa says he denounces firmly the activities of this gathering for purportedly holding a SABC News team prisoner at Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga

The South African Broadcasting Corporation team was compromised on Thursday by local area individuals dressed in Buffelshoek, Bushuckridge in Mpumalanga and were just saved by the police. 


The team was undermined by in excess of twenty individuals of the African National Congress allies including their ward 21 councilor in Buffelhoek, outside Arconhoek who took steps to consume the vehicle that was utilized by the SABC group and furthermore consume their hardware. 

They said the team needed to look for authorization from the ward councilor to main stories in their town. The gathering then, at that point, obstructed the SABC vehicle requesting that the recording be erased. 

This gathering of ANC individuals took steps to consume the SABC news vehicle and take powerfully the hardware that was being utilized by the team nearby on a political decision related task. 

SABC writers were covering a help conveyance political decision story in a space that is battling with water arrangement when the episode occurred. 

Civic chairman of Busbuckridge Municipality, Slyvia Nxumalo, has likewise denounced the brutal occurrence by these local area individuals saying networks should be taught about media opportunity. 

"It is awful what occurred in our region. I think there is a requirement for individuals to be taught," says Nxumalo. 

Nxumalo says it is significant for local area individuals to know the job of the SABC locally. 

"They are here to ensure that individuals get data in each side of this world. I think training needs to increase to our public rep to comprehend the issue of the media," says Slyvia Nxumalo. 

South African National Editors Forum has additionally censured the episode.

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