Faith Muthambi under fire in Parliament

The minister is accused of using the 'sub judice' rule to dodge questions about SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

FILE: Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has come under fire in Parliament for allegedly dodging questions about South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

She's been criticised by opposition MPs sitting on the Communications Portfolio Committee for using the _sub judice _rule to avoid answering questions about Motsoeneng's permanent appointment.

Earlier this year, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recommended disciplinary action be taken against Motsoeneng, who lied about passing matric.

Muthambi sais she wouldn't answer questions about Motsoeneng's permanent appointment because it's the subject of a high court case.

But Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Gavin Davis accused her of trying to protect Motsoeneng.

"You need to come here today and account for the remedial action that you are undertaking or in this case, not undertaking."

Economic Freedom Fighters MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the minister has given a lousy response.