Par­lia­ment pre­pares to grill SABC board

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - SIYABONGA MKHWANAZI

THE SABC board could be out of of­fice in the next few weeks af­ter Par­lia­ment con­firmed it will be­gin an in­quiry into its fit­ness to hold of­fice.

De­spite at­tempts by MPs to get the four re­main­ing board mem­bers to quit, they have re­fused.

This has led to the port­fo­lio com­mit­tee on com­mu­ni­ca­tions, chaired by ANC MP Humphrey Max­eg­wana, pre­par­ing to be­gin the in­quiry on Wed­nes­day.

The board has been on the ropes for the past few weeks for il­le­gally ap­point­ing Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng to a new po­si­tion af­ter se­ri­ous find­ings against him by the Supreme Court of Ap­peal.

Two weeks ago Mot­soe­neng told MPs he was not go­ing any­where, even though they were try­ing to re­move the board.

This will be the sec­ond board to be dis­solved by Par­lia­ment in five years.

The ANC cau­cus in Par­lia­ment and its na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee have called for the in­quiry.

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