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The enduring SABC soapie – Ed Herbst’s ‘Heroes and Villains’

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If you’ve been following the shenanigans at the SABC now (or at any time in your life), this context-setting contribution by former staffer Ed Herbst, in advance of Friday’s resumed Parliamentary ad hoc committee hearings is as informed as it gets.

Read in the full purview of this retrospective, the SABC’s Group Executive of Human Resources, Mohlolo Lephaka’s, calling the parliamentary committee a “Kangaroo Court,” during his testimony is totally understandable.

That’s because Lephaka and a long string of turnstile executives and board members have grown arrogant with the backing of two presidents in an unconstitutional relationship that chiefly serves the ruling party’s interests. Becoming an executive member of the SABC is a fruitful exercise if the millions previous incumbents have walked away with is any yardstick.

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