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sabcThe Star reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the protection of staff of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) by the police after the attempted killing of a senior audit official employed at the public broadcaster.  

Thami Zikode, who is part of SABC’s audit team, survived a shooting while in his car outside his home on Friday.  A 32-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with an attempt on Zikode’s life.  On Sunday, the DA’s Phumzile van Damme said the police should immediately institute personal risk assessments on all staff members working to uncover corruption at the SABC and take steps to provide police protection for high risk individuals.  She added that, while the DA welcomed news that suspects had been brought in for questioning, it remained clear that this was not an isolated incident.  “It’s a co-ordinated effort by a corrupt network that turned the SABC into their fiefdom and now face a real possibility of being exposed,” she asserted.  “The DA looks forward to a thorough investigation of Thami Zikode’s case, including all the unsolved cases at the SABC, as a critical first step in restoring the SABC as a safe working place for all its employees,” Van Damme said.

  • Read the full original of Mayibongwe Maqhina’s report in the above regard at The Star
  • Read too, Police nab suspect following assassination attempt on SABC executive heading clean-up operation, at News24
  • Read the DA’s press statement at DA News

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