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sabcNews24Wire reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has indicated that it has been dealing with a number of disciplinary cases against delinquent staff members at the public broadcaster.  

Cases against staff members under investigation include fraud, mismanagement, sexual harassment, editorial interference, irregular salary increases, and irregular appointments.  Spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu indicated on Thursday:  “Some of the cases date back a number of years, but were left unresolved or simply abandoned by the previous management.  Some of the employees are going through disciplinary processes, while others are either suspended or have been dismissed.”  The disciplinary processes being actively pursuing emanate from the February 2014 report of the former public protector; the February 2017 parliamentary ad hoc committee report; a number of internal audit forensic reports; and Special Investigating Unit reports.  Mthembu commented:  “All the above-mentioned reports detail malfeasance, systematic collapse of good corporate governance and complete disregard of financial management systems within the SABC.  Moreover, the auditor-general recorded a series of adverse findings against the public broadcaster, pointing to a severe deterioration of governance provisions.”  

  • Read the full original of the above report at The Citizen
  • Read too, SIU amasses proof of SABC crimes, on page 4 of Sowetan of 11 September 2019

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