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DA lays perjury charge against SABC's Tshabalala

2014-12-04 14:35

Cape Town - The DA on Thursday laid a charge of perjury against SABC board chair Ellen Tshabalala.

"This follows [Parliament's] communications portfolio committee's finding yesterday [Wednesday] that Tshabalala lied about her qualifications in a sworn affidavit," DA MP Gavin Davis said in a statement.

The affidavit had been submitted to Parliament as part of Tshabalala's application for a position on the SABC board.

It was signed at the Sandton police station in Johannesburg on 23 July last year.

In it, Tshabalala had sworn that her house was broken into and items stolen, among them all her academic records, and for this reason she had been unable to provide such credentials in her application.

However, the committee heard on Wednesday that the academic records and certificates referred to in Tshabalala's affidavit did not exist.

"Tshabalala, therefore, lied when she stated in a sworn affidavit that these documents were stolen," Davis said.

The DA trusted the SA Police Service would treat the criminal charge with the seriousness it warranted.

"This will send out a signal that qualifications fraud will not be tolerated at the SABC or anywhere else," he said.

Comments
  • Wit Vetseun - 2014-12-04 14:44

    Just perjury? What about fraud? Charge this woman with both!!! She must also pay back all the money she earned with her fake qualifications!

      Nikki Downes - 2014-12-04 14:50

      I wish she would have to pay it back. All of it n

      Piet Snot714 - 2014-12-04 14:51

      The matter of paying back the money she earned due to her being a fraud is a very good point - it is about time these people felt it in the pocket as well as some jail time!! There just do not seem to be any deterrents to criminal activity these days - hence the mess we are in.

      Jeff Gama - 2014-12-05 14:45

      Opportunity to Expose Garden Route Corruption on Radio Yes there are corrupt DA official also. It’s time the mainstream media stopped being so subjective. read Story below By Political corruption in Eden District, South Africa On that note, I’d like to tell you a little bit more about my guest on this coming Monday’s radio show Corruption Busters. My guest is lawyer and activist Hardy Mills from Plettenberg Bay. He has previously been appointed as legal counsel to municipalities in the Western Cape and he has had insight into activities that seem almost unbelievable. Although the radio show is broadcast in Johannesburg on 101.9FM, I would welcome my friends and followers in the Western Cape to tune in via internet streaming at chaifm.com. I would also appreciate your questions and comments on this extremely controversial and topical show this coming Monday, November 17. netween midday and 1pm. Please sms or tweet the show on 34519 @ChaiFM. I welcome anyone from the DA or ANC to participate in this upcoming show. I would also like to point out that the right of reply is in force for any allegations made on the radio show and furthermore I wish to point out that neither I, nor Corruption Busters nor the radio station support or endorse any political party. Learn more about what’s allegedly going on in the Western Cape by visiting Hardy Mill’s

  • Mc Apple - 2014-12-04 14:45

    Why am I thinking of African potatos?

      Nikki Downes - 2014-12-04 15:04

      Hungry much? ;)

      Cobus Bones Meintjies - 2014-12-04 15:16

      Nikki the potato.....eish blondie.

      Nikki Downes - 2014-12-04 15:23

      Totally blonde as charged ! I was going to suggest some garlic with those African Potatoes. But I guess he may already be full on beetroot.

  • Phumi Mlkt - 2014-12-04 14:49

    Does Ellen Tshabalala know that it's possible to verify a person's qualifications without having the copy of the certificate or academic records. Besides, if the non existant academic records were stolen in July 2013, she had almost a year and a half to get new copies of her records from the institution.

      Dunte Devante - 2014-12-05 09:07

      Phumi I think even you would be better suited for ellen's job. She's a fat, lazy liability that refuses to be moved by simple logic like the one you're describing in your comment.

  • Ze Don - 2014-12-04 14:50

    Well it's a start... When will a charge a fraud be made against her?

  • Shelby Anderson - 2014-12-04 14:51

    She does not care...Nor does the ANC...going to court and wasting time with this thing...just kick it out onto the street and let it sell peanuts to passing motorists. She will just be replaced with another ANC puppet. These people dont care for law and order its a Western concept.

      Paige Turner - 2014-12-04 15:15

      The ANC does care ... quite a lot, judging by the roasting the parliamentary committee has given her. However, she is no longer of use to them and she's probably past her sell-by date in Zuma's books --- he's since moved on to the next bit of nubile flesh.

      Skoppienaai Sewinduit - 2014-12-05 09:02

      @Paige - Next bit of nubile flesh? That would imply that Ellen fit that description at some stage...... *Shudder*.... I just threw up a bit in my mouth.

  • Gabriel Sihle - 2014-12-04 14:51

    I think her boyfriend didn't teache her well how to do fraud bcs he is also in trouble of so called nkandla security upgrade...

      Nikki Downes - 2014-12-04 15:32

      Oh? Gosh. I didn't make that link. Thanks

  • Daniel Mogale733 - 2014-12-04 14:51

    Oh,JZ and his mistresses..........................

  • NotSoNaive - 2014-12-04 14:55

    Read the following story and understand why our country is in the position, its in.... While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old South African farmer, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Zuma and his role as our president. The old farmer said, 'Well, ya know, Zuma is a "Post Turtle''. Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him, what a 'post turtle' was. The old farmer said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'. The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with."

  • pmalungana - 2014-12-04 14:56

    JZ has plan B for her. Is it a coincidence that all JZ appointments are questionable? From the minister of basic eduction to saps ?

      Nikki Downes - 2014-12-04 15:06

      Or perhaps a diplomat in some exotic location?

  • pmalungana - 2014-12-04 14:56

    JZ has plan B for her. Is it a coincidence that all JZ appointments are questionable? From the minister of basic eduction to saps ?

  • pmalungana - 2014-12-04 14:56

    JZ has plan B for her. Is it a coincidence that all JZ appointments are questionable? From the minister of basic eduction to saps ?

  • pmalungana - 2014-12-04 14:56

    JZ has plan B for her. Is it a coincidence that all JZ appointments are questionable? From the minister of basic eduction to saps ?

  • Pollen K Teffo - 2014-12-04 14:58

    She looks like Mara Louw?The fat lady must go,I myself also failed at UNISA but I don't go around misrepresenting myself.She must also return all the money that she was paid all these years under false qualifications.

      Nikki Downes - 2014-12-04 15:09

      A tiny bit like Mara. But Mara is way prettier. Yes. The money should be returned. It could be better used on people who really need help. And it could sent a very powerful message to all those others thinking of this

  • Michael Mutsharini - 2014-12-04 14:59

    Democratic Alliance.

  • Angelo De Albuquerque - 2014-12-04 15:02

    This kind of black give bad name to black people as Steve Hofmeyer gives Bad taste to white Folks

      Christine Fleischmann - 2014-12-04 15:19

      I agree. There always be one person who gives the group they represent a bad name. The sad thing is, one person's bad qualities does not belong to an entire group. We are all individuals.

  • Max Qum - 2014-12-04 15:03

    #bring back that money you stole at sabc liar and your president must fire immediately.

  • Max Qum - 2014-12-04 15:03

    #bring back that money you stole at sabc liar and your president must fire immediately.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2014-12-04 15:06

    Our Ellen isn't going anywhere, the big man himself has reserved her seat for her.

  • Pierre Jonker - 2014-12-04 15:13

    Glad they are doing it. Even if nothing comes from it, the world is starting to realize how poor this government is.

  • Motlatsi Matuka - 2014-12-04 15:17

    oh please! what would a thief do with a statement results! let's check with saps for a case no . with might be shocked to find out that no case of housebreaking was ever opened by Tsha-balala

  • Anton Anton - 2014-12-04 15:17

    No1's squeeza

  • Moraka Mokala - 2014-12-04 15:18

    pay back the money ms Tshabalala, in-fact all all money from your first salary

  • Matome Lucky - 2014-12-04 15:21

    Leave Hellen Tshabalala alone please. Under her leadership the SABC has received a clean audit. Many black females were appointed to senior positions @SABC. I along with millions of South African are behind Tshabalala. She is doing a great job!

      Neville Watson - 2014-12-04 15:38

      She is a fraud! you get that?

  • Anton Van Schalkwyk - 2014-12-04 15:25

    A clean audit? When? Last i checked their audit by the pp was as dirty as the skeletons in zumas closet!! Chop!!

  • CaL - 2014-12-04 15:27

    This is preposterous! Why should be up to the DA to lay charges. Why is the department responsible for employing this woman not taking action? In fact, the department in question should also be charged with dereliction of duty, just like most other governmental departments that allow these preposterous acts of criminality to go unpunished.

      Anton Anton - 2014-12-04 15:31

      Zuma appoints those positions

  • blade.runner.5817 - 2014-12-04 15:28

    DA always on a witch hunt. Leave the woman. She has been exposed so why try and bury her. Surely the DA has other things to do. Big problem in parly is that all are merely looking at others for fault. Try running the country properly for a change.

      Kurt Kassen - 2014-12-04 15:36

      Thats where u are wrong blade runner after her more will take a chance so let her feel the might of the law

      Neville Watson - 2014-12-04 15:39

      How the Faq can the DA run the country, the ANC a(s they remind us at every turn) is the GOVERNING PARTY.

      Jeff Gama - 2014-12-05 14:56

      The ANC got slammed for the creation of The New Age newspaper but memories are short. Remember it was the Nats that funded The Citizen. Maybe the biggest surprise is that the DA and ANC do agree on one thing: keeping their donors identities secret. Fact. The southern part of the Western Cape, better known as the Garden Route, has been a very interesting place from a political perspective for a few years now. How interesting? What if I told you that an ex senior member of the DA and one time speaker of Bitou (Plettenberg Bay) is being investigated for sedition? What if I told you that there are allegations that the DA secretly funded a shadowy organisation accused of torching ANC councillors houses? What if I told you that Knysna and Mossel Bay are two of the biggest trans-shipment points for cocaine? Two years ago I exposed an alleged R500 million BEE tender fraud involving the supply of vehicles to DA led municipalities in the Western Cape. The story made the front page of the local newspaper The George Herald but not one national newspaper took up the story and the case is “still under investigation” even although I provided a thorough docket to SAPS. Mafia godfather Vito Palazzolo bought Gary Player’s estate in Plettenberg Bay with money derived through the proceeds of crime. Him and his cronies then allegedly laundered a further $30 million USD through a so called animal rehabilitation NPO in The Crags near Plettenberg Bay.

  • Johan Van Der Vyver - 2014-12-04 15:28

    Lock her up!

  • Louise Patterton - 2014-12-04 15:30

    and I have a nobel prize, an olympic gold medal, a Victoria Cross, and a PhD from Oxford. Bloody thieves stole it during a robbery too...........

  • Frank Persson - 2014-12-04 15:31

    sucks how unethical people have become

  • Alan Erwin - 2014-12-04 15:31

    And I thought all you needed was to be the right colour - shame on me. Still that means another docket to go missing -------- that missing docket bin must be well full by now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew M - 2014-12-04 15:37

    Once again Jacob Zuma has stood back and done ZILCH, when he should have fired this person for her misrepresentation of her qualifications. Makes one wonder !!

  • arthur.salvado - 2014-12-05 08:09

    Madam, with your qualifications you have no need to worry. Street vendors ate doing a roaring trade in Fourways area. You're welcome to open a stall . Fruit and cold chicken wings ate a winner. Let's hope you can count where change is needed

  • Tlou Stan - 2014-12-05 09:13

    The ANC is quiet on the matter and it sends a bad signal to the rest of the country. Keep up the good job DA.DA is the only party that exposes all these corrupt activities and I thank it for that.This monster called ANC is gradually going down the drain.This is a serious offence and should be treated as such. This woman should go to prison and pay back whatever money she got as a result of this crime.

  • Winifred Watson - 2014-12-05 09:49

    What amazes me just how arrogant they can be when they are caught out. Now a normal person would fall on their sword and exit without being noticed but when these debious CEO's are caught out its always a conspiracy. How many more are going to fall out of the cupboard. They way to success is to be on the receiving side of No 1 in more ways than we care to imagine.

  • Jenny Anderson - 2014-12-05 11:12

    Fire her!!!!!!!!!! End of story, if this happened in the private sector you OUT!!!!! and charged with fraud.

  • Hloniphani Babakamuzi Wakojuda - 2014-12-05 13:25

    what are they going to inherit if she steps down,step down tshabalala maybe the da will win national elections.

  • Jeff Gama - 2014-12-05 14:00

    news24c please can you report all dirty tactic on all political parties please. qwhat about this story So this is the man who walks in front when the DA protests that Oudtshoorn is being run by a gang of thieves, this is the man who promises that all funds spent illegally by the present leaders in Oudtshoorn will be collected and those responsible be prosecuted. This is the man who leads the attack, under the watchful eye of the fierce McPherson, on Peter Roberts for daring to go against the DA caucus. The whole Wessie issue does not only tell us something about Wessie, it also tells us something about the DA. It clearly shows that the DA will overlook serious offences as long as it results in their staying in power. Wessie is important to them in the face of the up-coming elections and whether or not they want to get rid of him is irrelevant, they need to keep him on board for a while longer and he knows it. For Peter Roberts they have no more use so although there was no 30 page R500 000 investigation against him they are quite willing to get rid of him. Politics has nothing to do with service to the people, it has less to do with following rules and regulations, it has everything to do with serving the self and staying in power. All one needs is a strategic advantage and a thin layer of Teflon and Bob’s your uncle all the way to the bank

  • Jeff Gama - 2014-12-05 14:02

    Media Release from Deputy Mayor Adam van Rhyner 9 July 2014 Re: Decision to support the motions of no-confidence against the current executive incumbents of Bitou municipality and my pending internal COPE disciplinary hearing. Due to various queries regarding the above the last few days I decided to make the following short press release. 1.My decision to support the ANC in their efforts to replace the executive councillors including the mayor was not a spur of the moment decision. 2.My actions in recent days were motivated by various questionable deeds and various instances of mal-administration, tender irregularities and illegal tax increases committed by the municipality since 2011. 3.My pleas to address these issues, a lot of it which was also raised by the Auditor General, fell on deaf hears and I got tired of always hearing that the DA’s brand name is more important than this. 4.Cope was in turmoil and we had our own problems to deal with. 5.My decisions recently are in line with the direction COPE is heading in and that is that we will not be bound by either the DA or the ANC. 6.In order to justify our existence as an individual progressive political party that thinks for itself, I will be following my constituency’s instructions in consultation with the supporters of Cope and the party’s leadership. 7.I will not be bound by decisions made in Cape Town’s Waterfront by a few people in blue, sipping Champagne and eating caviar, overlooking the yachts in the harbour. .

  • Jeff Gama - 2014-12-05 14:09

    Cape Town - the ANC and EFF opposed the seven adjustment budgets debated in the Western Cape Parliament on Wednesday. Members of the provincial legislature debated the adjustment budgets for the provincial Parliament, health, transport and public works, education, human settlements, sports and cultural affairs as well as for the premier’s department. With the exception of the ACDP, opposition parties taunted and heckled as they tried to expose the failures of Premier Helen Zille’s office. ANC leader of the opposition, Marius Fransman, said his party had to oppose the adjustment budget vote. He cited the slow rate in the filling of posts, where R18 million had been shifted as a result; the employment equity failures of the department; and so-called cadre deployment in the premier’s office, as their main concerns.Fransman said the premier insisted on more funds while service delivery departments like health and education had been hardest hit in the adjustment. And he ripped into Zille, saying her department would not invest in local festivals like those in Mitchells Plain, the West Coast or Khayelitsha.“The premier decides to give R900 000 to Bavaria for their 20-year celebration of the true state of Bavaria in Germany, which is one of the wealthiest provinces of the world. How is that possible?” asked Fransman. He went on: “What is damning, premier, is that you didn’t put adjustments for the 20 years celebration of South Africa.”

  • Jeff Gama - 2014-12-05 14:15

    Has Helen Zille Endorsed the Theft of Oudtshoorn? Like a scene from a bizarre science fiction film you don’t understand, the Western Cape Provincial Government gave the very dirty Oudtshoorn Municipality a clean bill of health last week. Essentially, that means Helen Zille endorses Illegal Acting Municipal Manager Ronnie Lottering, President of Oudtshoorn Gordon April and conman ‘consultant’ Drewan Baird.During a council meeting held on 14 November 2014, all deviations (irregular appointments made without the requirements of competitive bidding, etc.) were “noted” by 12 DA councillors and 12 ANC/ICOSA/NPP councillors.This included the appointment and payments to conman and fraudster, Drewan Baird, who is appointed in terms of a service level agreement as advisor to the mayor.They further stated that the other “less serious” instances of non-compliance and irregularities could be rectified internally with the necessary provincial guidance.This means that the unlawful municipal manager and NPP secretary Ronnie Lottering will remain in power with the convicted criminal and unlawful incumbent,(and fellow convicted criminal), Drewan Baird.Baird’s criminal record reads as follow: •1201/02/2001 Cape Town Central – Fraud of R 300 000 Sentence R50 000 or 2 years imprisonment •377/12/2000 Strand – Fraud of R200 000 Sentence R50 000 or 2 years imprisonment •205/12/2001 Goodwood – Fraud of R200 000 Sentence R50 000 or 2 years imprisonment

  • Jeff Gama - 2014-12-05 14:52

    Opportunity to Expose Garden Route Corruption on Radio Filed under In the Media Political corruption in Eden District, South Africa Chad Thomas and Glenda Paul host Corruption Busters, a one hour, daytime, investigative show that airs weekly on a Monday between 12-1pm. High profile guests are regularly interviewed in studio as well as over the telephone. This week, they will interview Hardy Mills, lawyer at the Justice & Equality Front, resident in Plettenberg Bay and on the front line as a witness to corruption in Eden District. This is the press release from Chad Thomas of Corruption Busters:How is the Western Cape really functioning under DA leadership? Is the DA incorruptible and only certain members of the ANC corrupt? Well, if you read the mainstream media, you’ll see many stories about corrupt ANC officials and you’ll also see many “success” stories about the DA in the Western Cape. Is it any surprise that one of the biggest funders of the DA happens to control a major media house in South Africa through various complicated shareholdings and that at one time his son and nephew basically controlled everything we heard on radio? Does it come as a surprise then that certain huge stories implicating big business in illicit deals doesn’t see the light of day? Would you be surprised to know that this very same businessman is the one and same person who funded Glynnis Breytenbach’s disciplinary case at the NPA? This very same businessman funded Agang

  • Jeff Gama - 2014-12-05 14:58

    The ANC got slammed for the creation of The New Age newspaper but memories are short. Remember it was the Nats that funded The Citizen. Maybe the biggest surprise is that the DA and ANC do agree on one thing: keeping their donors identities secret. Fact. The southern part of the Western Cape, better known as the Garden Route, has been a very interesting place from a political perspective for a few years now. How interesting? What if I told you that an ex senior member of the DA and one time speaker of Bitou (Plettenberg Bay) is being investigated for sedition? What if I told you that there are allegations that the DA secretly funded a shadowy organisation accused of torching ANC councillors houses? What if I told you that Knysna and Mossel Bay are two of the biggest trans-shipment points for cocaine? Two years ago I exposed an alleged R500 million BEE tender fraud involving the supply of vehicles to DA led municipalities in the Western Cape. The story made the front page of the local newspaper The George Herald but not one national newspaper took up the story and the case is “still under investigation” even although I provided a thorough docket to SAPS. Mafia godfather Vito Palazzolo bought Gary Player’s estate in Plettenberg Bay with money derived through the proceeds of crime. Him and his cronies then allegedly laundered a further $30 million USD through a so called animal rehabilitation NPO in The Crags near Plettenberg Bay.

  • Elijah Mamabolo - 2014-12-07 08:34

    RSA have lot of qualified and unemployed University graduates, why employ this unqualified maverick/ jester. Zunana Republic.

  • Robert Moergabe - 2015-01-15 20:26

    Sceb

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