Molefe claims SABC misled Parliament

2013-10-06 09:21
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Pretoria - Lawyers representing suspended head of SABC news and current affairs, Phil Molefe, have accused the SABC of misleading Parliament and Communications Minister Yunus Carrim after the public broadcaster claimed it gave Molefe a golden handshake of R2.4m earlier this year.

According to the Sunday Independent, Molefe refused to accept the money. He is currently fighting, through the Supreme Court of Appeals, for reinstatement.

However, in papers filed at the Johannesburg High Court, Molefe states he refused to accept what he termed a "unilateral settlement".

The SABC deposited the money into Molefe’s account earlier this year, but he asked his bank to return it, saying he was never party to the settlement and describes it in court papers as unlawful.

The money has since been ring-fenced in his bank account and his lawyers have instructed him not to use it.

Meanwhile, Carrim denied having lied to Parliament. He said he simply relayed information that he had been given by the SABC.

Molefe’s troubles started about 18 months ago when he had a falling out with SABC chief executive Lulama Mokhobo for having flighted an extensive interview with former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.
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