SABC Parliamentary hearing begins in two weeks

Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and its board will begin its hearing into the broadcaster on 29 November.

Yesterday two more SABC board members, Vuyo Mhlakaza and Dr Aaron Tshidzumba resigned, leaving the chairperson, Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe, as the only non-executive member.

Last month Krish Naidoo and Vusi Mavuso announced their resignation before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications.

Chairperson Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Correctional Services, Vincent Smith, says if Maguvhe resigns the ad hoc committee's function would end.

Strictly speaking, according to the mandate of the ad hoc committee, our brief was to come up with the answer whether the board, as it stood on the fifth of October, was legal and functional. Strictly speaking that would be the end of our function.

Vincent Smith, Chairperson Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Correctional Services

Smith says Parliament should not only investigate the board, but also look at structural issues at the SABC.

Listen to the audio below to hear more about the ad hoc committee's work...


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