In an affidavit responding to a complaint lodged by lobby groups, Jimi Matthews, the SABC’s acting CEO, also said that the public broadcaster had the responsibility not to expose its journalists and photographers to “dangers of being hit by stray bullet blows and/or affected by violent actions of protesters as has happened before”.

Bekezela Phakathi, ‘SABC sticks to its guns about not broadcasting violent protests’, Business Day, 23 JUN 2016