Tshabalala inquiry postponed

Ellen Tshabalala's lawyer requested the inquiry be postponed because he needed more time to prepare.

The SABC offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A Parliamentary inquiry into South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chairperson Ellen Tshabalala's qualifications will resume on Thursday after her lawyer was given more time to prepare.

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

Tshabalala has refused to answer whether or not she has the qualifications she claimed she had in her interview for the position, after the _City Press _newspaper said there was no record of them or where she had studied.

The inquiry was postponed this week at the request of her lawyer.

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

"They are very cooperative and there should be no problem with getting the witnesses there next week."

On Wednesday the South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Unions said the SABC chair should produce proof of her qualifications or immediately step down.

Tshabalala faces being sacked or even perjury charges if it's found she's lied.