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'SABC bans EFF advert' - VIDEO

By Sapa | Apr 22, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 114 ]

"The SABC wrongly and illegally banned this advert because of the EFF's decisive position, shown in the advert, that in an instance when it takes government it will physically destroy the undemocratically imposed e-tolls," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

The SABC has banned an Economic Freedom Fighters election advert, party leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday.

"The SABC wrongly and illegally banned this advert because of the EFF's decisive position, shown in the advert, that in an instance when it takes government it will physically destroy the undemocratically imposed e-tolls," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

"The SABC refuses to air this advert, arguing that it incites violence."

Malema said the EFF had lodged a complaint with the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa).

He said the SABC was trying to keep the EFF out of the public eye.

The public broadcaster allocated free slots to political parties contesting the general elections on radio and television.

Malema said his party submitted its advert, which was supposed to be aired on April 20, but was not.

The EFF would take legal action against the SABC and would roll out mass action on April 29.

"SABC, which reports to Luthuli House, has acted in the interests of their wishes to suppress the fact that the ruling party imposed e-tolls on South Africans," he said.

"The advert must be aired on SABC television to allow voters... so that they make an informed choice about who should govern, particularly in Gauteng."

 

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Whiz

EFF won't win this case.

Apr 22, 2014 12:47 | 9 replies

nnmb

They will. The DA's advert case has already set a precedent. In fact it boggles the mind how ZANCBC could allow the DA one and reject a similar fro EFF all in the same weekend. If anything seems like ZANCBC is hellbent on shooting its anc masters in both their feet, coz as in the DA ad, this only results in extra and free publicity for the EFF, and again paints anc and not just ZACBC as the villains.

Apr 22, 2014 1:0 | 0 replies

Whiz

Read the reason why it was banned, if you can read :)

Apr 22, 2014 1:2 | 0 replies

oldlady12

nnmb, methinks this one "remove e-tolls physically" is advocating breaking the law, and it is illegal to advocate the breaking of law. They might just lose this one.

Apr 22, 2014 2:1 | 0 replies

Whiz

For once you agree with me OL *wink*

Apr 22, 2014 2:15 | 0 replies

nnmb

Oldlady, "physically remove". I dont know why this term is a problem, because there is no other way of removing the tolls without going there and take physical steps to remove them..................................................................................................................................................after taking care of the legal imperatives of course. You didnt think your leader meant EFF will just go and remove them illegally, did you?

Apr 22, 2014 2:19 | 0 replies

oldlady12

nnmb, one can just shut the computers down nè. Remove=take away, change position of, so yes...physically remove would mean to physically take the gantries down. Then again, if they win the elections, they can change the law and then physically remove them as they will be the government, and they will have the right to physically remove government property.

Apr 22, 2014 2:30 | 0 replies

nnmb

Yes Ol as long as the "change the law" part is done democratically and legitimately. Especially when most people believe that the e tolls were introduced unjustifiably.

Apr 22, 2014 2:40 | 0 replies

heroZA

The key words here are .... " when we govern". its the same as saying when we govern free education for students ( no mo school fees) . anyway its not like the e-tolls cant be removed / abolished even now, jst dat the ANc doesnt care bout ppl

Apr 22, 2014 2:45 | 0 replies

oldlady12

Whiz, I changed my mind. NNMB convinced me.

Apr 22, 2014 4:8 | 0 replies

Mshovekamnandi

Even DA adevert was banned but they appeal in court and won I like their advert i ANC AYISAFANI Great advert with creativity with Nkandla compound picture and zuma puupets enjoying champagne

Apr 22, 2014 12:55 | 0 replies

Pitso.MCCMA.SAFA

I dont know what i wromg with Hlaudi Muzumeng not to air the advert. Is it not a fact that the e-toll was imposed on us undemocratically? Was e-toll empossed on us spiritually or physically?Are those pictures in the advert fictions or definition of RSA since 1994? Is Marikana a movie today which could not be tried at home?

Apr 22, 2014 12:57 | 1 replies

#Shredder#

Ok cool then, start praying in tongues. 1, 2, 3 go. Santekelele....................

Apr 22, 2014 1:19 | 0 replies

Selfmade100millionaire

EFF is out of ideas to get fame. SABC is responsible to all South Africans and we don't want to see them broadcasting violence. Finish and klaar. EFF should have consulted its marketing department to find out if the advert is good for broadcasting or not. So you wasted your time you have to re-do it

Apr 22, 2014 12:58 | 11 replies

!#Sinudeity#!

Selfmade100millionaire - No dude, SABC is being used and abused by the ANC. Nothing wrong with the advert. The EFF will win the case, just like the DA did.

Apr 22, 2014 1:0 | 0 replies

kakarana

You mean EFF must be dictated by the ANC?!

Apr 22, 2014 1:5 | 0 replies

Mshovekamnandi

Malema is a brainless stupid who is political bankrupt

Apr 22, 2014 1:7 | 0 replies

!#Sinudeity#!

Mshovekamnandi - Yes, he is. That doesnt mean that the ANC can abuse the SABC like this. SABC is running using OUR TAX MONEY, not paid for by luthuli house.

Apr 22, 2014 1:22 | 0 replies

kakarana

Mshove, say it 100 time and see if EFF supporters care....

Apr 22, 2014 1:38 | 0 replies

heroZA

there is nothing in dat advert dat promotes violence, saying when " it governs" it will destroy the e-tolls. Do you mean when a motion is passed in parliament for abolishment of those tolls and then the EFF government decides to sell those polls as strap metal, is dat promoting violence

Apr 22, 2014 3:0 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

@ heroZA "a motion is passed in parliament for abolishment of those tolls"? LOL Dat niver gonna happen! Two reasons. 1] No politician ever gonna pass up on that revenue. 2] Malema never inna million years gonna pass up that money but wurk a way of gettin' hisn sticky fingers onna cash.

Apr 22, 2014 3:14 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

The best thing, imho, is to nationalise the system software without compensation to the foreign owners 'cos that what we paying for. Foreign management. That'll scare our foreign investment. That whut y'all want? Or find a way to persuade the Con-Court that the financial or administrative structure be unconstitutional. Otherwise, this millstone remains...

Apr 22, 2014 3:22 | 0 replies

heroZA

@Mashele, the question is, is it breaking the law / promoting violence " when EFF" is in government and a motion is passed to abolished ( remove) the e-tolls? yes or no

Apr 22, 2014 3:24 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

@ heroZA You've read my two reasons. The third, cos I didn't wanna further spoil yer day but please accept that EFF'll never have a large enough parliamentary majority to force parliamentary decisions against the interests of the nation. Look to the rule-of-law and our Constitution for more information. And, please accept, neither will they ever have a sufficiently large majority to effect major changes to our Constitution. Again, look to the rule-of-law and our Constitution for more information please. -------- Or are y'all tellin' me that the SABC/Mnet/eTV are all lyin' to me 'bout the poor reception Malema gets from the youth everywhere. Were those "actors" I saw ridiculing him and the debate actually never happened? You wanna be convincin' me of dat too, eh?

Apr 22, 2014 3:50 | 0 replies

heroZA

@mashele J @ heroZA You've read my two reasons. The third, cos I didn't wanna further spoil yer day but please accept that EFF'll never have a large enough parliamentary majority to force parliamentary decisions against the interests of the nation......................................................... BHA BHA BHA BHA BHA Let me make it easy for you, are E-tolls the interest of the nation?, yebo noba cha, and plz explain.

Apr 22, 2014 3:57 | 0 replies

Cope1

I was considering voting DA in Gauteng because of the E-toll. However the DA is saying in their Manifesto that they will call for referundum on the e-toll. Why? Its obvious the people in Gauteng dont want the gantries!!!! Why waste time and money with referandums? EFF? eish Juluis maar leyena!!! I hear he wants to go to bed with the madam after elections to gang up against ANC. It seems Julius wants to be a garden boy now.

Apr 22, 2014 12:59 | 7 replies

MasheleJ

You should understand that we live in a democracy and that y'alls foolish position that you are the sole repository of data relating what the millions living in Gauteng want or don't want is infantile and thus laughable. Go home an' try again tomorrow...

Apr 22, 2014 1:21 | 0 replies

Cope1

Lol MasheleJ, so you are actually saying DA could find that there are many people who are for E-tolls than against in Gauteng???? Lol thats laughable!!!!!!! The thing is, the DA wont change anything regarding e-tolls because they will sit with the debt they inherited yet now the pretend to be anti-e-toll but cant back that up. There is no need to waste money by voting!!!! People dont want E-tolls, these are delaying tactics from DA and I wont be surprised if they actually manipulate the results to say now people support the E-toll.

Apr 22, 2014 1:28 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

As a matter of fact ol' Zille went on on record las' year that she won't disturb the E-Toll system 'cept to ensure we public getting value-for-money and that it's corruption free. She may even run a referendum to sooth and calm those who'd prefer that E-tolls be dismantled. But any referendum will be used as a foundation on which to build her mandate so the outcome is certain. That the way politics works. You obviously know it same as me but "transparency" be important to our future no matter who manipulates it. The only people who understand how these referendum questions are rigged to evoke the responses required are the advertising copywriters and the social psychologists who advise them. And they ain't talkin' cos they'all got werry lucrative careers ahead. If'n you really need to blame somebody go shoot all them inna global marketing industry. The "Hidden Persuaders" as I recall them from the '60's. Somebody then even wrote a book wit' that title.

Apr 22, 2014 2:56 | 0 replies

Cope1

Hey Mashele, we dont care about any value!!!! We just dont want e-toll. The people have spoken!!!! The people never said they want value for money from e-toll system. Where is Madam Zille get that from?????? We say no to e-toll!!!

Apr 22, 2014 3:42 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

Well, as soon as Zille starts posting here on this site you kin ax her y'alls questions personally. I provide just the facts, ma'm, just the facts. An' don' take the "ma'm" personally! It's a movie quote...

Apr 22, 2014 3:55 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

"The people have spoken!!!!"? Really? Did I somehow fall asleep an' the 7th May election day has passed an' EFF gotten a constitutional majority while I wuz dreamin'? Now you be descended to base foolishness. Now you again "knowing" matters far, far beyond y'alls skills and abilities. You jus' be fulla *hit! You bin hearing nonsense an' y'all thinking we also soooooo stupid like you to b'lieve it. Pitiful! And amusing - but undeserving of even a LOL

Apr 22, 2014 4:3 | 0 replies

oldlady12

Cope1, because the DA is being realistic. They know they won't win the overall elections, but have a chance (they believe) of winning GP. EFF thinks they're just going to walk in and win the elections hands down.

Apr 22, 2014 4:10 | 0 replies

Maduvula

NkandlaBC or ANCBC is trying hard to unset opposition. question is, will that win ANC votes or make the opposition gain more sympathy??

Apr 22, 2014 1:0 | 0 replies

Cope1

I like the EFF advert unlike the DA one i ANC ayisafani advert. Atleast EFF is telling us what they will do about E-toll not this thing of ANC this and that. DA is giving ANC too much publicity. I wonder though how the EFF advert incite violence.

Apr 22, 2014 1:3 | 5 replies

kakarana

Do you have the source? I wanna see the advert. Welcome home...

Apr 22, 2014 1:7 | 0 replies

Cope1

No I did not see it, but it is said in this article that the reason is banned is what the advert state about E-toll. Thats what I was talking about when I say i like the advert, that is, what is quoted from the advert.

Apr 22, 2014 1:14 | 0 replies

kakarana

lol I give up

Apr 22, 2014 1:36 | 0 replies

Baboro

Are these E-tolls going to resist and fight for their forced removals? Is that what SABC is telling us?

Apr 22, 2014 1:39 | 0 replies

kakarana

lol their owners will

Apr 22, 2014 1:41 | 0 replies

MthimbanaT

Deployed cadre Hlaudi is working really hard for the ZANC

Apr 22, 2014 1:8 | 0 replies

Maduvula

we still want to vote for someone who'll physically remove e-toll system,

Apr 22, 2014 1:11 | 0 replies

Mshovekamnandi

Today we are stuck with nkandla liability because of people like malema who are misleading people He is claiming to be fighting for poor while wearing expensive watches and shoes and staying in top suburbs malema is olny fighting for his bank account

Apr 22, 2014 1:11 | 7 replies

kakarana

Jealousy wouldn't get you nowhere. How Malema spends his own money has nothing to do with anyone. Actually you mean a president (or any other political leader or MP's) should get the salary you are getting! Grow up man

Apr 22, 2014 1:15 | 0 replies

SOLUTIONS2

kakakana, unfortunately he was not spending his own money, he was spending the tax payers money which he got through illegal tenders. Only an idiot could not see that.

Apr 22, 2014 1:29 | 0 replies

kakarana

if that's the case, why didn't it take it too like they took his property...

Apr 22, 2014 1:35 | 0 replies

Mshovekamnandi

Stupidity wont get you know where You allow yourself to be used by malema for self enrichment

Apr 22, 2014 1:36 | 0 replies

grunt

Kakarana are you too blind to see that this country was saddled with a blood sucker JZ precisely because people took the same attitude you take now ? It is stupid to vote for a person who is has not proven him/herself to be beyond all possible reproach when it comes to financial matters, honesty, integrity, etc. Zuma was pushed on the nation by your same Malemab despite the fsct that he could not even handle his own finances and had to rely on shysters like the Shaik's. etc. A president has to be someone who is wise, honest, educated, and very very careful with our money. You think Malema has those qualities ?

Apr 22, 2014 1:39 | 0 replies

kakarana

Jah this is taking us nowhere, ok moshove

Apr 22, 2014 1:40 | 0 replies

kakarana

Grunt Malema is not alone and he is not gonna be God like JZ. We are here to run the country - not just EFF but all other participating parties. He is our choice for the 7th. We will support him despite your judgement. It's about time you accept that EFF (esp JM) is here to stay. Your negativity wouldn't work at all. You might be intelligent but politically you are poor. You can't even compare yourself to UDM or COPE leaders. You are nothing. Your comment wouldn't scale much thank you.

Apr 22, 2014 1:51 | 0 replies

#Shredder#

Eish! Unfortunately I have no access to Youtube here. I saw that DA advert, I think it is a good thing that it was not broadcast. The ANC adverts don't name other political parties. In the DA advert Maimane keeps on mentioning the ANC name. I think it is unfair to use other political party's name in your advert. Just tell people what you will deliver. In the ANC advert, they mention things that they have done and what they promise to do; which seems to be fair. I still have to see the EFF advert, so no comment on it.

Apr 22, 2014 1:15 | 5 replies

!#Sinudeity#!

#Shredder# - ROFLOL, but you dont think its 'unfair' when the ANC uses state resources to electioneer. ANC supporters, bunch of duuumb@ss mud-gobblers.

Apr 22, 2014 1:18 | 0 replies

#Shredder#

Arsehole, I am talking about the advert you are talking about resources.

Apr 22, 2014 1:21 | 0 replies

!#Sinudeity#!

#Shredder# - And this is about the ANC abusing our resources, and pulling ads, which doesnt align with its party... Do I need to fetch my crayons?

Apr 22, 2014 1:42 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

@ !#Sinudeity#! No you don' need crayons! You really need to start realising and comprehending that two crooked wrongs don' make crooked matters right...

Apr 22, 2014 3:27 | 0 replies

!#Sinudeity#!

MasheleJ - Just a pity that you struggle differentiating between the two. SABC also used the excuse that the DA ad would 'promote violence'... please dude... you have to be pretty f***ing stuuupid to believe that s**t.

Apr 22, 2014 3:33 | 0 replies