Mpofu to get R11m from SABC

2009-08-14 18:07

Johannesburg - The SABC's interim board on Friday said an R11m payout to its former group chief executive officer Dali Mpofu was an important step forward for the public broadcaster.

"As part of the agreement, the former GCEO has agreed to withdraw all pending legal actions against the corporation.

"The SABC will in turn pay Advocate Mpofu all moneys contractually due to him, as well as the legal costs he incurred," the SABC Board said in a statement.

Step forward

Interim board chairperson Irene Charnley described the settlement as an important step forward in stabilising the corporation.

According to the statement, a restraint of trade agreement was part of the deal, to safeguard the SABC's protectable interests for an agreed to period.

Mpofu would be paid R6 738 160, plus an additional R900 055 which was legally due to him.

"The legal costs resulting from the previous board's decision to suspend Adv Mpofu (R2.1m) to be paid to his attorneys. The restraint of trade payment agreed to is R4.4m."

Dept to compensate SABC

The Board said the department of communications had agreed to compensate the SABC in full for the payment.

Mpofu took the SABC to court after he was suspended for suspending then head of news and current affairs Snuki Zikalala.

Mpofu accused Zikalala of leaking confidential documents to other media outlets.

But, the board then suspended Mpofu saying he had no authority to suspend Zikalala.

In June, the High Court in Johannesburg dismissed with costs the SABC's appeal against reinstating Mpofu.
 

- SAPA

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