Jane Smith who is a field journalist at SABC said she was told to stop covering farm attacks and farm murders by her superiors.
Jane said she had submitted 5 farm attacks exclusive news in the past 4 month and they were not aired on radio or broadcasted on TV. When she asked why her reports never reached the people her bosses told her that her reports are not good for the country’s image and told her to never bother with farm attacks.
“I’ve been working as a reporter for 3 years and noticed how a lot of farm attacks does not get coverage and only appears online, I also leaked some of my stories only line just to make people get a glimpse of what our farmers are going through”. Said Jane.