The South African National Editor's Forum obtained a court interdict stopping Parliament's Communications Committee from holding South African Broadcast Corporations hearings behind closed doors. According to a source close to the situation, Members of Parliament left the committee room, and said that Parliament was now obtaining legal opinion on what to do next. The hearings were supposed to get to the roots of the tension that currently exist between the SABC board and its Chairman Ben Ngubane. The news of the interdict was greeted by cheers by a host of journalists who had gathered in the corridors outside the room where the committee meeting was being held.
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