Our positions are simply intolerable’ – SABC journalists to ConCourt
15 July 2016
Cape Town - Eight SABC journalists who filed an urgent application to the Constitutional Court to have their charges declared unlawful, have said their positions at the broadcaster have become "simply intolerable".
The journalists, dubbed the "SABC 8", filed the application against the SABC to have its recent policies declared "unconstitutional, unlawful and invalid", and to have their charges reversed.
Economics editor Thandeka Gqubule, who has worked at the broadcaster since 1992, said in an affidavit that the editorial policies imposed by the SABC in recent weeks violated both their rights and the public's right to media freedom.
"The events of the past few weeks have made our position at the SABC, and that of many of our colleagues, simply intolerable," Gqubule said.