South Africa: SABC Board Chairperson Shows Middle Finger to Parliament

Congress of the People is utterly shocked with the arrogance and disrespect shown by the Chairperson of the SABC board Mr Maguvhe. What we saw this morning in the ad-hoc committee must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

Mr Maguvhe led a walk out of the committee meeting, without having the decency of asking to be excused from the meeting. This is clearly showing Parliament the middle finger. COPE is baffled by the silence of the Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi amidst the chaos taking place in the SABC. She is the political Head of the institution. We are starting to suspect that the unacceptable behavior of Maguvhe and Hlaudi Motsoeneng is having the full backing and support of the Minister. If that were not the case she could have acted long ago to arrest the rot we are seeing at the SABC.

COPE hopes that Parliament will keep Maguvhe responsible for all the fruitless expenditure to go to Cape Town, including accommodation. This fruitless expenditure must never be allowed.

Source: Congress of the People.

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