Parliamentary ad hoc committee to probe SABC board's fitness

Two more SABC's board members have resigned leaving the public broadcaster with only one non-executive member.

Parliament will finally begin its inquiry into whether the SABC's board can remain in office and has until January to make its findings.

EWN parliamentary reporter, Gaye Davis says ANC MP veteran Vincent Smith, was elected unopposed as the Chairperson of the ad hoc committee into the inquiry of the SABC.

Smith has made it clear that as long as there is still one board member remaining, the inquiry will continue.

The board chairperson, Mbulaheni Maguvhe, is the only one left.

The MPs also raised concerned about former SABC's employees who are now receiving death threats stating the seriousness of this matter.

They are reported to be living in fear for their lives. The committee chair has condemned the intimidation and the harassment of these journalists.

Gaye Davis, EWN parliamentary reporter

I think there is serious concerns about the state of affairs at the public broadcaster...

Gaye Davis, EWN parliamentary reporter

Listen to Gaye Davis talk about the current situation at the SABC:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Wits Nehawu members down tools over salaries

Nehawu Wits acting secretary Tumisho Madihlaba says negotiations with management deadlocked resulting in a strike.

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

Former Eskom interim CEO Sean Maritz under fire for signing off R400 mil payment

‘Documents show that the fee contract was entered into by Anoj Singh & signed off by the acting CEO Sean Maritz' - Chris Yelland

SABC 8 journalists undeterred despite intimidation

SABC 8 journalists undeterred despite intimidation

The eight journalists were suspended earlier this year after raising concerns about the public broadcaster's editorial policy.

ANC says Hlaudi Motsoeneng's statements are threatening and defamatory

ANC says Hlaudi Motsoeneng's statements are threatening and defamatory

ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says has nothing to hide and ANC orders SABC COO to 'withdraw defamatory utterances' against him.

 SABC inquiry postponed to allow remaining board members to prepare - Maxegwana

SABC inquiry postponed to allow remaining board members to prepare - Maxegwana

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications says date will be set once board members given time to seek legal advice.

SOS Coalition says Parliamentarians must hold SABC board to account

SOS Coalition says Parliamentarians must hold SABC board to account

Financial mismanagement and internal factional battles continue to be ongoing challenges at the public broadcaster.

Popular articles
Convicted murderers of Winnie Rust went on a shopping spree using her bank cards

Convicted murderers of Winnie Rust went on a shopping spree using her bank cards

EWN reporter Shamiela Fisher says 77-year-old Rust took care of one of the accused and supported him and his family financially.

Journos join the dots: Estina suspects, 'Zupta empire' and state capture in SA

Journos join the dots: Estina suspects, 'Zupta empire' and state capture in SA

Senior investigative journos unravel the Estina Dairy Farm scandal and how the suspects fit into the bigger state capture project.

Ramaphosa gets Presidency off on the right foot

Ramaphosa gets Presidency off on the right foot

The President met with the people of Cape Town while on a 5 kilometre morning walk from Gugulethu to Athlone.

Political Desk: Shivambu and Malema have become excellent narrators- Haffajee

Political Desk: Shivambu and Malema have become excellent narrators- Haffajee

Huffington Post editor in chief shares her view on the SONA debate with Bongani Bingwa.