“Despite all of this, and the near universal condemnation of its Protest Policy, the SABC and its management still remain defiant,” her affidavit continued.

“Given all of this, and the culture of fear and silence that is now permeating the SABC newsroom, the SABC is literally in crisis.

“The only way that this crisis can be effectively resolved is for this Court to grant direct access and deal with this matter so that clarity and finality is achieved.”

Paul Herman, “‘You’ve got two choices: the door or the window’ – Jimi Matthews to SABC staff”, News24, 15 July 2016