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POWER 98.7 refuses to pay JJ Tabane R2 million, wants court to set aside arbitration ruling

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JJ Thabane. Photo: Loanna Hoffman/Beeld/Gallo Images
JJ Thabane. Photo: Loanna Hoffman/Beeld/Gallo Images


Johannesburg-based commercial radio station POWER 98.7 has embarked on a court challenge to set aside the conclusions reached by an arbitration process that found that the station had breached its contract when it dismissed former POWER Perspective host Onkgopotse JJ Tabane, making the station liable for damages worth R2 million.

In an affidavit deposed at the Johannesburg High Court by the station’s founder, Given Mkhari, on September 30, he argued that the arbitration, which was finalised in August by legal practitioner Anver Bhayat, punched above its weight by recommending that Tabane must be paid the heavy sum and also relied on Tabane’s unsigned independent contractor agreement to arrive at the finding.

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