A GROUP of businessmen in Limpopo have accused the SABC of censorship after the public broadcaster did not report on their protest against ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president Julius Malema, according to a report in the Sunday Independent.

The businessmen have accused SABC board member Clifford Motsepe, who is a national executive committee member of the ANCYL, of instructing the broadcaster's regional editor to ignore their protest.

SABC spokesman Kaiser Kganyago denied the accusations made against Motsepe.

"We cover about 400 stories a day and all compete for pace. If journalists cover a story it doesn't mean it will make the cut," Kganyago told the Sunday Independent.

When the paper approached for comment, Motsepe told reporters: Go to the nearest hell and hang. That is what you can write."

The businessmen say that Malema went on local radio and threatened them.

"Malema said those who will be part of the march will be expelled from the ANC, they will be sidelined and they will starve," said leader of the Forum of Limpopo Entrepreneurs Koti Mokoalakoala.

Malema has denied the allegations made against him.

Click here to read the full report, posted on the Sunday Independent's website.