SABC news chief got R2.4m

2013-09-29 14:34

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Pretoria - The SABC’s former news and current affairs chief Phil Molefe was given a R2.4m golden handshake earlier this year after falling out with the public broadcaster’s chief executive Lulama Mokhobo.

According to the Sunday Independent, Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has confirmed that Molefe was paid out for the remaining two years of his contract following his dismissal after airing an extensive television interview with Economic Freedom Fighters leader and ex-ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema in March last year.

Carrim also said that Molefe was paid almost R2.7m to stay at home between April and May last year. The SABC also coughed up about R1.9m to fight Molefe at the Johannesburg High Court and to fight his pending Supreme Court of Appeal case. Details were revealed in Parliament in reply to Cope MP Juli Killian’s question over the issue. The SABC previously refused to disclose details of the transaction.

Read more on:    julius malema  |  phil molefe  |  yunus carrim  |  politics

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