SABC staff bust over prostitutes

2011-09-30 12:45

Two senior SABC officials were arrested in London after they didn’t want to pay prostitutes for sex.

The Sowetan newspaper reported that the two men were reportedly arrested after they could not pay prostitutes the full amount agreed upon.

After police arrested the two men, who have not been named, an SABC board member managed to get them off the hook and deported to South Africa.

Private business
According to The Sowetan, the two officials received a R400 000 allowance from the SABC for their trip, which they spent in clubs and restaurants.

How the trip and the huge allowance was approved the is being investigated, according to a source.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said he is aware of the trip and that the two officials were on a private business trip, unrelated to the SABC.

The British High Commission has declined to comment on the matter until it has been investigated further.

“We cannot give you any information until we establish what really happened,” British High Commission spokesperson Isabel Potgieter told The Sowetan.

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