Carrim won't interfere with SABC

The minister says the SABC board must deal with claims made against senior executives.

Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim. Picture:GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)'s board will have to decide on how to deal with accusations against senior executives, Communications Minister Yunus Carrim revealed on Monday.

He confirmed that he received a provisional report from Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office on the issue.

The report comes after allegations of abuse of power emerged at the public broadcaster.

According to the City Press, the report slams "unlawful behaviour" by SABC acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Carrim says he will look at the document.

He says it is up to the SABC board to decide on how to deal with the allegations.

"We can't interfere in the editorial content. Similarly, the board has to decide in the first instance what it does about the accusations against its senior managers."

The report also found that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lulama Mokhobo acted improperly.

Madonsela started investigating the national broadcaster in 2012 following complaints from disgruntled SABC staff members.