PRETORIA, Dec 15 fate of the Chairperson of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Ellen Tshabalala, now lies with President Jacob Zuma following an inquiry by the Parliamentary Committee on Communications earlier this month on her alleged misrepresentation of her qualifications.
The committee found her guilty on two counts of misconduct and has recommended that she be suspended.
She was found guilty of stating on her curriculum vitae to the SABC that she had attained a Bachelor of Communications degree and a Labour Relations diploma and for stating in an affidavit to Parliament that her certificates were stolen during a burglary.
A University of South Africa (Unisa) expert, Jan van Wyk, told the committee that Tshabalala had registered but failed dismally in some subjects and never completed the degree programme.
Tshabalala has rejected both findings and has threatened to go to court to appeal the committee’s findings.
The Presidency confirmed on Saturday that it had received a letter from the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, asking the president to consider suspending Tshabalala.