SABC rejects Cope claim of sabotage

The SABC has rejected claims by the Cope that it had sabotaged the broadcast of the party's final rally.

The SABC has rejected claims by the Cope that it had sabotaged the broadcast of the party's final rally.

"The SABC rejects the notion that the Congress of the People's Polokwane rally on Sunday was not covered," said SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago yesterday.

Earlier Cope's spokesperson, Phillip Dexter, accused the SABC of sabotage and "blatant bias" in connection with coverage of the party's final election rally in Polokwane.

"The SABC has been blatantly biased and used such obvious techniques to firstly change the time of speeches by Cope leaders," Dexter said. "Then when Cope obliged and shifted the times of these speeches in accordance with the SABC's wishes, the public broadcaster then claimed to have suffered a technical hitch."

Kganyago said the Cope rally was covered from 2pm on SABC. - Sapa

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