WHITENOISE Part 11: DA calls for Tshabalala to pay back the money


Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Communications, Gavin Davis, has said that disgraced former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chairwoman, Ellen Tshabalala, should payback the R1.3-million in salaries she received during her 22 month stint at the public broadcaster.

Tshabalala was forced to resign from her position in December last year after a commissioned background check by the DA, and subsequent investigation by Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications, found that she never obtained a BCom degree or Diploma in Labour Relations as stipulated on her CV.

“If Tshabalala had been honest about her lack of qualifications, she would not have been appointed SABC Chairperson in the first place. If she had not been appointed, she would not have been paid R1.3-million,” Davis said in a statement.

“This is not just a moral argument. It is SABC policy that any money accruing to an individual as a result of a wrongful act must be paid back.”

Davis also stated that he had written to the Acting Chairperson of the SABC Board, Professor Mbulaheni Obert Maghuve, about the correct procedures needed to recover the money, adding that the public broadcaster “needs to close this sorry chapter in its history”.

“The people of South Africa were rightly sickened when it emerged that Tshabalala had lied about her qualifications. The least the SABC can do is force her to pay back the money,” he said.


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