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ANC: DA’s walk out of SABC inquiry unfortunate

The Democratic Alliance objected to the draft report being released without the committee’s recommendations.

FILE: This file photo shows MPs at work on their draft report following an inquiry into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s fitness to hold office. Picture: Gaye Davis/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament says it’s unfortunate that the Democratic Alliance (DA) walked out of Parliament’s inquiry into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board before it adopted its draft report.

The DA objected to the draft report being released without the committee’s recommendations. These will only be finalised once affected parties have submitted their responses to the inquiry’s draft report and findings.

The DA says affected parties, who include Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and former board chairs Ben Ngubane and Ellen Tshabalala, should have had sight of a full report, including recommendations.

But the ANC’s Moloto Mothapo says the DA is only furthering its own political agenda.

"The interest of the ANC is to ensure that the process continues to be above board, transparent, open fair and lawful. We have not entered and we will never enter into a political narrow agenda from any political party that intended to tarnish the whole process which has been cooperative and politically impartial."

The draft report was adopted after the committee heard further evidence of intimidation against SABC journalist Suna Venter, who said she was shot in the face with an air pistol.

It’s emerged that Venter this week underwent surgery on the wound sustained in January.

Two pellets from an air rifle were removed.

Venter is one of the so-called SABC 8 who challenged censorship at the broadcaster.

Some of them last year received death threats, mysterious break-ins, tampering with their vehicles and other incidents.

Affected parties will now have about two weeks to submit responses to the report which will then be considered by the committee after which it will finalise its recommendations to Parliament.

The draft report will also be published on Parliament’s website.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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