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WHITENOISE Part 12: No need for Tshabalala to pay back the money

By Charl Bosch - Mar 9, 2015
WHITENOISE Part 12: No need for Tshabalala to pay back the money

The Acting Chairperson of the SABC Board, Professor Mbulaheni Obert Maghuve, has rejected the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) call for the broadcaster’s former Chairperson, Ellen Tshabalala, to pay back the R1.3-million in salaries she received during her 22 month tenure.

Tshabalala was forced to resign from her position in December last year, after being found guilty of lying about her academic qualifications.

Responding to a letter posted by the party’s Shadow Minister for Communications Gavin Davis, Maghuve said that Tshabalala had carried out the duties required of her, and that there is no need for her to pay back the money.

“Ms Tshabalala had at all times carried out her duties as Chairperson of the SABC and did more than what was expected of her to keep the SABC’s best interest at heart,” Netwerke24 quoted Maghuve as saying.

He also added that the broadcaster didn’t suffer any losses as Tshabalala never got paid for services she failed to deliver.

In a statement last week, Davis said that Tshabalala lying about her qualifications had “sickened” South Africa and “the least the SABC can do is force her to pay back the money”.

“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.



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