SABC board candidate interviews wrap up in Parliament

Parliament has been interviewing the final candidates for the new SABC board.

Four members of the interim SABC board have been shortlisted and are part of 36 candidates being interviewed for positions.

Two people out of the 36 have however been disqualified.

While one person was excused for personal reasons, candidate Micheal Bauer was disqualified because he is not a South African citizen despite being a permanent resident.

Friday marks the final round of interviews.

Eyewitness News reporter Rahima Essop has been following developments on the story.

The Broadcasting Act is very explicit, requiring that any board member be a South African citizen so they have about 34 people who have been shortlisted.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

I have been dipping in and out of the interviews since it started three days ago, we have seen some good, bad and some clueless people appearing before the committee.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

One candidate in particular who served as the accountant general at Treasury told MPs that they should scrap the licence fee collection regime because it means that some people do not have access to the SABC...

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

Some candidates have been questioned over what appears to be 'skeletons in the closet'.

Zukiswa Dingi who appeared before the portfolio committee was asked why she put as references on her resume, President Jacob Zuma,Bathabile Dlamini, Lindiwe Zulu and Jackson Mthembu....

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

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