Newly-wed Jessica Simpson proclaims her love for her new husband and shares honeymoon photos

Hello Kitty dictionary misprint horrifies British mum with South African definition of 'necklace'

SABC wants to halt truth telling doccie

2013-07-12 09:01
 
Johannesburg - The SABC has turned to court to prevent a documentary it commissioned being broadcast, The Star newspaper reported on Friday.

The documentary contained claims of government inaction in recovering billions of Rand in public money allegedly misappropriated by apartheid-era bankers, politicians, and officials.

Freelance journalist Sylvia Vollenhoven created the documentary Project Spear for a series Truth be Told, after being commissioned by the SABC in 2011.

Now the SABC has lodged an application in the High Court in Johannesburg to obtain certain material to which it owned copyright, and to prevent the documentary being broadcast or screened in any way.

Vollenhoven, her production company Vollenhoven and Appollis Independent, and Noseweek magazine - which initially carried the story - are the respondents.

Read more on:    sabc  |  tv
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
73 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Mel B has been warned to behave when The X Factor bosses fly her out to the party destination of Cancun, Mexico, to film this year's Judges' Houses round. Read More »

24 could return for another series following the success of recent revival 24: Live Another Day, TV executive Peter Rice has claimed. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.