The SABC has rejected "with contempt" a claim that it sabotaged the
sound during Saturday's marathon live broadcast of Jacob Zuma's first
public policy speech as African National Congress president, according to a report in The Star.

The ANC Youth League said in a statement on Sunday that the public broadcaster "t[a]mpered" with the audio during Zuma's address at the party's 96th anniversary rally in Atteridgville in Gauteng.

This after most of the broadcast, on radio and television, was marred by badly distorted sound.

"We call on SABC to accept the fact that its agenda was defeated in Polokwane and should adapt and accept that there is new leadership in the ANC or face the consequence of its actions. No amount of sabotage will ever move this reality," the league statement said.

However SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said the league's claim was completely unfounded.

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