SABC must ditch apartheid mindset

The SABC firing Robert Marawa proves once more that the broadcaster is a closed book. It seems that its chief executive Dali Mpofu wanted to be the only one to present its side of the PSL broadcasting saga last week.

The SABC firing Robert Marawa proves once more that the broadcaster is a closed book. It seems that its chief executive Dali Mpofu wanted to be the only one to present its side of the PSL broadcasting saga last week.

But Marawa, being a man of integrity, invited Supersport chief executive Imtiaz Patel to Discovery Sports Centre too. Marawa did this because he knew the public would want to hear both sides of the story.

That did not go down well with the SABC bosses, Bob Mabena and Leo Manne, who felt Marawa was giving Patel a platform to address the masses - which the SABC is trying to mislead.

For the record, we the poor know that we are going to see more games now on free TV than when the PSL broadcasting rights were monopolised by Auckland Park.

Marawa's dismissal is further evidence that the SABC gags everyone it fears. First it was John Perlman. It pleases me that Perlman is doing it again on Kaya FM.

Firing Marawa can be equated to gagging analyst Aubrey Matshiqi and others.

I appeal to the SABC to change its apartheid mindset because firing and gagging individuals will only exacerbate the problem.

Ramatshediso Mphuthi, Skukuza

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