WHITENOISE Part 1: Muthambi quiet on Tshabalala ruling


Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, has stated that she is no position to comment on the Western Cape High Court’s ruling against the granting of an interim interdict to embattled national broadcasting chairwoman, Ellen Tshabalala.

“I have just come directly from a Cabinet committee meeting and have not been briefed yet,” Muthambi said.

“I will not be in a position to comment on that matter until I am fully briefed. However, the chairperson of the portfolio committee on communications is better placed at this stage to advise what the next course of action will be as this matter is in Parliament's hands.”

Yesterday, Judge Elizabeth Baartman ruled that Tshabalala’s October 23rd application into the preliminary halting of allegations that she lied about her qualifications, had been turned down. Judge Baartman however refused to provide details for her judgment.

Last month, a commissioned background check by the Democratic Alliance, found no evidence that Tshabalala had obtained a BCom degree from Unisa or a post-graduate degree in labour relations as stipulated on her CV.


CAPTION: Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi. IMAGE sourced from www.techcentral.co.za