SABC bosses may be charged, go to jail

Parliament will call for a forensic audit of the SABC’s finances and board members and executive directors may be subsequently charged, according to a report by the City Press.

SABC inquiry ad hoc committee chairperson Vincent Smith said this week that somebody must go to jail for misleading parliament.

Addressing former SABC chairperson Ben Ngubane on Friday, Smith said there were too many inconsistencies between his testimony and that of others before him.

Smith said for the first time in the three weeks since the process started, there were direct contradictions.

These included Ngubane’s assertion that The New Age breakfast shows did not cost the SABC a cent.

Former employee Vuyo Mvoko had testified that Morning Live resources were diverted and that up to R500,000 was spent.

The City Press reported that the investigation into the SABC’s finances could result in dereliction of duty charges against board members and executive directors.

There will also be perjury charges against people who tried to mislead the SABC inquiry ad hoc committee.

A draft report on the hearings will now be compiled by the committee and sent to the implicated officials on 24 January.

Now read: Somebody must go to jail – SABC inquiry chairperson

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