The South High Court dismissed an application by the African Content Movement (ACM) to force the SABC to provide live coverage of its manifesto launch on Saturday, March 6.
South Africa’s parliamentary and general elections are scheduled for May 8 and the recently formed ACM is contesting.
ACM which is led by former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng filed an urgent application in the high court on Saturday morning arguing that the public broadcaster should carry its manifesto launch live like it did with the ANC, the EFF and the DA.
The SABC had opposed the application by Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s party, saying it did not provide live coverage of new parties or older parties with no representation in parliament.
Mostoeneng launched the ACM manifesto at the Curries Fountain Sports Development Centre in Durban on Saturday, March 6.
ACM urgent application in the high court for the SABC to provide live coverage of its elections manifesto launch
Press statement by the SABC on the ACM High Court application