Johannesburg - A hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) on the DAís advertisement complaint case against the SABC was adjourned on Tuesday night.
The hearing would resume on Wednesday to give the SABC more time to consult with its legal team, CCC chairperson Wandile Tutani said.
The committee was hearing arguments from the DA and the SABC regarding the pulling of a DA television advert which was paid for, after airing it only three times.
Ronnie Bokwa, for the SABC, said the advert was aired twice last Tuesday and once last Wednesday before it was taken off. The DA laid a complaint with Icasa after the SABC failed to broadcast its election advertisement.
The ìAyisafaniî TV advert was pulled off the air last week, along with five radio advertisements. The advert shows the DAís Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane, standing in front of a mirror talking about the current state of the country. He says life today is better than it was 20 years ago and gives credit to great leaders who he believes have taken the country forward. ìBut since 2008 weíve seen President Jacob Zumaís ANC. An ANC that is corrupt. An ANC for the connected few. An ANC that is taking us backwards. An ANC where more than 1.4 million people have lost jobs.î Maimane then asks Zuma where the jobs are.