1KZN TV board to de­cide fate of chair

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Or­rin Singh

TO­DAY (Mon­day) marks D-day for the board of 1KZN TV to de­cide on the fate of its cur­rent chair­per­son, Dr Themba Fakazi. Last week the ZO re­vealed that Fakazi was ac­cused of a num­ber of se­ri­ous al­le­ga­tions fol­low­ing an email which was sent out by em­ploy­ees at the com­mu­nity sta­tion. The email pro­vided a glimpse into the fi­nan­cial cri­sis that the sta­tion is fac­ing as well as a scathing at­tack on Fakazi who is al­leged to have spent more that R8mil­lion of com­pany funds for his per­sonal use. On Thurs­day em­ploy­ees is­sued a fol­low-up email which in­di­cated that should the board of 1KZN TV not re­solve the is­sue within 24 hours, they would down tools. On Fri­day a se­nior staff mem­ber, who pre­ferred to re­main anony­mous, said they had met with the board. ‘An ex­ec­u­tive man­age­ment meet­ing has been set down for Mon­day in which the is­sue will be dis­cussed and hope­fully re­solved am­i­ca­bly.’ The staff mem­ber noted that the gen­eral con­sen­sus was that if the is­sue sur­round­ing Fakazi and the al­leged mis­use of funds was not re­solved to­day, they would have no choice but to stop all work at the sta­tion with im­me­di­ate ef­fect. Fakazi pre­vi­ously told the ZO that the al­le­ga­tions against him were meant to tar­nish his rep­u­ta­tion and that they hold no weight un­til an in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion, ini­ti­ated by the board, is car­ried out.

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