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Orders from 'on high' allegedly zap Zapiro SABC interview

By: Rod Baker | 13 Dec 2012 13:26
NEWSWATCH: According to a Mail & Guardian report, quoting the Times, an SABC interview featuring the cartoonist Zapiro was canned at the last minute.
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  • Mail & Guardian: 'Orders from above' can Zapiro's SABC interview... The Mail & Guardian quotes the Times as reporting that "Shapiro said the cancellation of the pre-recorded SABC3 show Interface, which was meant to feature him, was 'potentially critical of President Jacob Zuma. 'Even in the interview it felt like I was being pushed into having to say something positive about the president,'" Zapiro is quoted as saying.

    This is getting ridiculous.

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