[WATCH LIVE] SABC inquiry continues
The inquiry into the South African Broadcasting Corporation board has resumed work on its draft report
CAPE TOWN – Parliament's inquiry into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board resumes work on its draft report on Tuesday while another parliamentary committee will start discussing the appointment of five interim board members.
The ad hoc committee probing the board will be focusing on its recommendations.
On Friday, opposition parties were insistent that one of these should be that President Jacob Zuma axe Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, but African National Congress Members of Parliament did not voice their support for this.
WATCH: SABC board inquiry live
On the agenda of Parliament’s communications committee on Tuesday morning is a discussion about the process of appointing five interim board members to steer the public broadcaster for at least six months until a permanent board is established.
Parties are expected to submit names to the committee of likely candidates.
Once selected, the names will have to be approved by the National Assembly for approval before Zuma can appoint them.
Meanwhile, the ad hoc committee inquiring into the now defunct board is compiling a long list of immediate tasks for the interim board, including stabilising the SABC’s precarious financial position and launching investigations into a number of transactions and breaches of policy and the law.
The ad hoc committee hopes to finalise its draft report by Friday.
(Edited by Shimoney Regter)