‘It is freedom of expression that gave us this vocation’ – Thandeka Gqubule | DRUM

Thandeka Gqubule

By Ayanda Sitole

The SABC’s economics editor, Thandeka Gqubule, who was suspended last week for challenging a decision in an editorial meeting not to show footage of violence at protests, was among journalists who picketed outside the public broadcaster’s offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, this morning.

She addressed the crowd in a touching speech, which was met with resounding nods of agreement and ululation.

In her speech, she called on the “ancestors” of journalism such as Ruth First, Peter Magubane and Can Themba to be with them in spirit as they marched to the Constitutional Court to defend freedom of expression.

“It is freedom of expression that gave us this vocation, do not allow the sun to go down on us,” she said.

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