Unisa official to appear before Tshabalala inquiry

A committee is investigating whether Tshabalala lied about her qualifications.

SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala

CAPE TOWN - An official from the University of South Africa (Unisa) will be called to provide evidence in the Parliamentary inquiry into South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) chairperson Ellen Tshabalala's qualifications when it resumes next Thursday.

The Communications Portfolio Committee is investigating whether Tshabalala lied about having a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a labour relations diploma.

The inquiry was postponed on Tuesday at the behest of Tshabalala's lawyer.

The committee spent a significant amount of time discussing whether to continue with or postpone the hearing.

Tshabalala's lawyer Norman Arendse asked for a postponement because he needed more time to prepare.

Committee member Gavin Davis says a Unisa official will be one of two people called to answer questions when the inquiry resumes.

Tshabalala reportedly misrepresented her qualifications on her CV when she applied for a position on the SABC board last year.