AS IT HAPPENED: Hearings for SABC inquiry concluded

2017-01-13 14:30

Interactions at the SABC inquiry has adjourned until January 19 when the committee will reconvene to put together a draft report.

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Tshabalala's comments about political interference at the SABC conflict with earlier statements by Dr Ben Ngubane that there is no political interference at the public broadcaster. 

Chairperson Vincent Smith points out the conflicting statements.


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Former SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala quizzed by Advocate Vanara about the Public Protector's report, and the special board meeting in which Hlaudi Motsoeneng was appointed COO in spite of the public protector report findings. 

Vanara establishes that it was Tshabalala and not the minister of communications who called the meeting. 


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The committee agrees to a 30-minute break for lunch, as proceedings have already run way over schedule. The inquiry is expected to resume at 14:00. 


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Smith thanks Dr Ngubane for his time and for being "upfront", as the round of questions directed at Ngubane comes to an end. Reminds Ngubane he has until the 24th to bring anything to the committee's attention, should he so wish. 


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Smith: "We will throw the book at those that have undermined Parliament in this respect." 

"Somebody has misled Parliament. Somebody has not taken us seriously. And somebody will pay the price." 

"This is perjury. This is deliberate misleading... and I think somebody must go to jail, quite frankly." 

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