The portfolio committee on communication on Tuesday let the entire country down. Despite the overwhelming evidence, they chose instead to spit on South Africa’s intelligence. But for those who forget what democracy means, their day will come.

They had the power and means to demand answers as to what and who had taken the decision to ban reporting on public protests.

William Bird ‘SABC in Parliament: Sound and fury, signifying nothingDaily Maverick, 24 August 2016