Probe media agency, say MPs
MPs have called for a full-scale investigation into the shambolic state of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) following a report on the agency by communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo and her deputy‚ Thandi Mahambehlala.
Dlodlo and Mahambehlala painted a grim picture at the body that was set up to promote media diversity and develop community radio.
Dlodlo and her deputy were called to account by the National Assembly’s portfolio committee on communications after board members and executives presented conflicting reports a fortnight ago.
ANC MP Lerumo Kalako said it was clear there was “war” at the MDDA and that a forensic probe was required into the affairs of the agency.
Mahambehlala said she stopped working with the three-person board because it was not legal.
She claimed MDDA staff members were being “terrorised” by the chairman of the board‚ Phelisa Nkomo. — Babalo Ndenze