The SABC is in ‘deep trouble’ over the footage of a brutal beating to death of a Free State protester by cops, shown this week on its TV news bulletins.

As the images grip the nation with grief and anger, the ruling ANC has called on regulator ICASA to investigate the public broadcaster for a possible breach of its mandate, while Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) said it was concerned about discrepancies in how the story was reported.

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