Motlanthe Refers Broadcasting Amendment Bill Back to Parliament

President Kgalema Motlanthe sends the contentious Broadcasting Amendment Bill back to the National Assembly unsigned.

President Kgalema Motlanthe has sent the contentious Broadcasting Amendment Bill back to the National Assembly unsigned.

The president referred the Broadcasting Amendment Bill back to Parliament for reconsideration over concerns about constitutionality.

The bill makes it possible for Parliament to fire either individuals on the South African Broadcasting Corporation board or the board as a whole.

The bill was approved by the National Assembly in November but a number of parties, including the Democratic Alliance and the Freedom Front Plus, wrote to Motlanthe asking him not to sign it on constitutional grounds.

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