|Center-right Zulus protest pro-ANC media bias|
He continues: "As the Official Opposition in KwaZulu Natal and the third largest political party in South Africa, the IFP has repeatedly urged the SABC to level the playing field as far as political coverage is concerned. We believe citizens have a right to unbiased news coverage that fairly represents the views of the opposition as well as the ruling party. We are acutely aware that the ANC went into the last national election with an electoral war chest of R200 million [US$24.2 million]. Opposition parties are hard pressed to compete with that kind of money. We have only our voice to work with. If our voice is suppressed by the public broadcaster as we approach the 2014 national elections, how will South Africa know that there is an alternative to the ANC - that there is hope?"