Union welcomes probe into SABC corruption

The Broadcasting, Electronic and Media Workers’ Union (Bewamu) has welcomed the probe by the SIU into corruption at the SABC, according to the Sunday Independent.

Bewamu president Hannes du Buisson said the investigation’s recommendations should be implemented by the SABC board, unlike a previous investigation into dealings at the broadcaster.

“We can hope the report will be made public, and we should insist that it be made public so that the recommendations can be implemented,” said du Buisson.

The report stated that the chairman of the portfolio committee on communications, Humphrey Maxegwana, also supported the investigation into the SABC.

President Jacob Zuma recently signed a proclamation allowing the SIU to investigate “questionable contracts” at the broadcaster.

The proclamation allows the SIU to investigate a number of issues, including unlawful conduct, irregular transactions, and loss of public money.

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