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By unknown | Jun 01, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

A Limpopo businessman and author is fuming at the management of Munghana Lonene FM, an SABC radio station in Polokwane, for treating him "shabbily" when he went for a job interview.

Siviko Mabunda, 39, said he applied for a job at the radio station and was told to attend an interview last Friday.

He said he was made to wait for hours in the SABC office's reception area.

He phoned to enquire when his turn would come but was sent from pillar to post. No official was willing to take responsibility for the delay.

Eventually, he said, an SABC executive producer, Conny Mashaba, told him to "try next time" because the interviews were finished for the day.

"Mashaba told me to call Lawrence Ubisi, the programme manager, to get clarity on the matter, but Ubisi would not talk to me," said Mabunda.

He said Mashaba phoned him later to tell him that the interview panel had been disbanded.

"I was shocked because I arrived at the agreed time for the interview. I don't understand how they can say I was late, " he said.

"These guys saw me as a threat because they realised I'm better qualified than they are," he said.

The SABC's spokesman Kaizer Kganyago advised people experiencing problems with their radio stations to forward their complaints in writing so that they could be investigated.

"We won't encourage practices where people are dealt with unfairly. But it is premature to comment on the matter before our staff relate their stories to head office," he said.


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