Carrim wants Molefe case resolved

Yunus Carrim says Phil Molefe and the SABC should settle the matter amicably out of court.

Yunus Carrim says Phil Molefe and the SABC should settle the matter amicably out of court.  Picture: Tshepo Lesole/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - Communications Minister Yunus Carrim says the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) should resolve its dispute with former head of news Phil Molefe through an out of court settlement.

Molefe is contesting his suspension in the Supreme Court of Appeal, after he was put out of work last April following an SABC interview with former ANC Youth League Leader Julius Malema.

In papers filed at the South Gauteng High Court, Molefe accuses the SABC of misleading Carrim, when it claimed it paid him a R2.4 million settlement in May.

Molefe says he has never accepted a golden handshake from the national broadcaster.

Carrim says Molefe and the SABC should settle the matter amicably out of court.

"There are legal and other costs to be considered and not wasting time and energy, so our plea would be for both sides to try to settle this matter out of court in an amicable way."

Meanwhile, Carrim has denied reports of allegedly misleading Parliament about Molefe receiving a pay-out.