The DA maintains that the SABC did not afford it the "superior" opportunity it gave the ANC to air its views on land reform. This is despite the DA’s message reaching more than 500,000 more viewers than the ANC’s did.This transpired during arguments presented to the tribunal of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) on Wednesday.SABC group executive for news and current affairs Phathiswa Magopeni said President Cyril Ramaphosa’s broadcast had an average of 27‚000 viewers, while the response from the DA‚ which was simulcast on SABC TV show Morning Live and channel 404‚ averaged 527‚000 and 66‚200 viewers, respectively.The dispute follows a grievance lodged by the DA against the SABC. The DA complained that the public broadcaster infringed on section 13(1) of the BCCSA code of conduct when it aired a pre-recorded statement by ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa. In the video‚ Ramaphosa announced the party’s decision to push for an amendment of the constitution in support of la...

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