Muthambi defends Motsoeneng, 'corrects' statements made by witnesses

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has told the Parliament ad hoc committee looking into SABC board fitness to hold office that she was not aware that the board withheld documents from Parliament.

Muthambi also told the board that she urged it to pay attention to the Public Protector's report.

Responding to the controversial multi-million rand deal with MultiChoice, she said it was negotiated by the previous board.

Muthambi also said she is disheartened by personal attacks from so called SABC8 journalists who testified about political interference and censorship.

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SABC 8 Vuyo Mvoko says death threat will not deter him

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Hlaudi Motsoeneng's lawyer, Zola Majavu, says the SABC will have to decide whether they are going to abide the court order.

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DA lawyers have written to SABC and Hlaudi Motsoeneng to confirm by close of business it will give effect to court judgement.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

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What's next at SABC now that the board refuses to step down?

It remains a mystery if Minister Faith Muthambi will take action to ensure that corporate governance ethics are upheld.

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'We want an SABC that gives us news' - ANC

The ANC has called for the remaining members of the SABC Board to be dismissed.

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Motsoeneng has been a subject of a string of controversies at the public broadcaster over the years.

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ANC is like a multi-headed monster - analyst

Prof Tinyiko Maluleke says the ruling party is under a lot of pressure since the local government elections.

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SABC board needs to answer for Hlaudi's appointment - Zizi kodwa

ANC has asked Parliament to question the SABC board on whether proper procedures where followed when appointing Motsoeneng.

Cloud over Hlaudi's future at embattled SABC

Cloud over Hlaudi's future at embattled SABC

The SABC Board and Minister Faith Muthambi will be summoned to Parliament to account for Motsoeneng's senior position at the SABC.

Motsoeneng's alleged R11.4m bonus is 'looting' at the SABC - SOS

Motsoeneng's alleged R11.4m bonus is 'looting' at the SABC - SOS

It's alleged that Hlaudi Motsoeneng was paid a R11.4 million bonus for sealing a controversial deal with pay operator MultiChoice.

Motsoeneng hijacks Mandoza's funeral to rant about issues at the SABC

Motsoeneng hijacks Mandoza's funeral to rant about issues at the SABC

Former SABC COO told mourners that nobody is going to decide his life for him, following SCA's ruling to axe him.

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Mainstream media's SABC reports have been unfair says Parliament committee

Communications minister and SABC board explained to parliament the SABC's controversial policies, firing of journos and finances.

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