Hearing of SABC news head continues

2012-07-21 15:36

Johannesburg - The disciplinary hearing of SABC news head, Phil Molefe was set to continue on Saturday, the national broadcaster's spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said.

It's unclear how things panned out when Molefe's hearing begun late on Friday afternoon.

"I cannot divulge the proceedings of the hearing until it is concluded," Kganyago said.

Molefe was placed on special leave on April 10. At the time Kganyago said the leave was a human resources policy matter, and had nothing to do with his alleged political allegiances.

At the time Molefe denied he had been placed on leave because of his political affiliations.

The Sowetan reported on Friday that Molefe was facing charges involving the alleged undermining of group CEO Lulama Mokhobo, and leaking information to the press.

Unnamed sources told the newspaper Molefe was denying both charges.

Former SABC chief executive Dali Mpofu would reportedly represent Molefe at the hearing.

Mpofu defended former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema against his expulsion from the party earlier this year.

When the announcement about Molefe's leave was made, the ANCYL claimed the SABC was targeting him because he had given Malema "too much airtime".

Read more on:    sabc  |  julius malema  |  phil molefe

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.

24.com 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
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.


How to get rid of fleas

Before you call in the pricey exterminators, try this DIY approach that promises to get your flea problem under control.



12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Do you know what you are feeding your dog?
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 24.com 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.