President Kgalema Motlanthe has sent the contentious Broadcasting Amendment Bill back to the National Assembly unsigned, according to a report on

Motlanthe has referred the bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration because he has reservations about its constitutionality, his office said in a statement on Monday.

The bill has raised the ire of opposition parties, who accuse the ANC of wanting to use it simply to get rid of the current SABC board.

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

The bill makes it possible for Parliament to fire either individuals on the SABC board or the board as a whole.

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