Former SABC legal head granted bail

2012-02-15 20:47
Johannesburg - The former head of the SA Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC) legal services was granted bail of R15 000 by the Johannesburg Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday, the Hawks said.

Advocate Mafika Sihlali handed himself over to the directorate of priority crime investigation's office in Johannesburg earlier in the day, said Colonel McIntosh Polela in a statement.

"On arrival, Sihlali was arrested on charges of fraud and corruption."

Sihlali, who was appointed to the SABC on August 1 2006 and held the post for two years, allegedly outsourced legal services to a company belonging to his friend.

This was despite the SABC having sufficient capacity to handle these services.

Sihlali allegedly received R2.5m from his friend through a football club account he held.

"We have also extended an invitation to advocate Sihlali's friend to hand himself over to face similar charges, failing which he will be tracked down and arrested," Polela said.

Sihlali was expected to appear in court again on February 29.
Read more on:    sabc

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

How much food do you need to concentrate?

We have been taught that we need three meals a day in order to make it through the day and while most of us indulge in more than our fair share there is a large portion of South Africans who are living off barely enough to sustain them.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.