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SABC's chairman could go to jail

By unknown | Oct 03, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Cecil Motsepe

Cecil Motsepe

The chairman of the public broadcaster's board could be jailed for up to three years if suspended SABC group chief executive Dali Mpofu gets his way.

Mpofu told Sowetan yesterday that he would consult his lawyers with a view to pressing perjury charges against Khanyi Mkhonza.

This comes after Mvuzo Mbebe, group executive for content enterprise at the SABC, managed to stop his employers from appointing a chief operating officer.

Early this year the board chose Mbebe as a suitable candidate for the job and recommended his name to Communication Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri.

But his appointment was stalled after the minister felt "uncomfortable" about him.

Yesterday the Johannesburg high court granted Mbebe's application to prevent the SABC from appointing another person for the position.

This brought renewed hope for Mpofu, who was suspended on May 7, a day after he suspended his news chief Snuki Zikalala.


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