Johannesburg - Journalist and film maker Sylvia Vollenhoven is taking her fight to show the story of apartheid corruption to court.
Her lawyers filed a notice of opposition in the South
Gauteng High Court in response to a case brought by the SABC attempting
to interdict the footage and research from her documentary Project
It tells the story of vast sums of money - estimated at R60bn – siphoned from state coffers by apartheid-era bankers, officials
and politicians. A large portion of it was paid to Volkskas bank, which
was later amalgamated into Absa.
Although a former MI6 spy offered the South African government a plan
to recover the funds, the ANC allegedly did not take action to bring
these apartheid leaders to book.
The Public Protector is investigating the matter, but the SABC decided not to screen the documentary.
After it was mothballed, Vollenhoven tried to buy back the rights to
her film, but the process stalled. When investigative magazine Noseweek
tried to screen it at a literary festival, the SABC sent lawyers to stop
He added: "The material can also be exploited in other ways."
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