According to reports, the Journalists who testified before Parliament’s inquiry into the SABC board’s fitness for office on Monday are said to have received death threats since testifying this week.

The message reads;

“One of the journalists shared a text message with me. I’d like to read it to this meeting and the people of South Africa. It says, ‘Traitors protecting your white friends in Parliament has started this and telling lies about your comrades. You were warned. We don’t kill blacks, but will sit and watch the blood flow.’”

The chairperson of the hearing Vincent Smith said he is very much aware of the situation;

“Parliament must with one voice condemn any effort to subvert oversight and to subvert the deepening of democracy.”

They however did not reveal the identity of the particular journalist who was threatened