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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.

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