Tshabalala qualifications inquiry postponed

The SABC chair secured a court order from the High Court forcing Parliament to postpone the inquiry.

FILE: SABC chairperson Zandile Tshabalala.  Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN

CAPE TOWN - SABC board chair, Ellen Tshabalala, has managed to further stall the Parliamentary inquiry into whether she lied about her academic qualifications.

Tshabalala was due to appear before Parliament's Communications Committee yesterday afternoon, but instead committee chairperson, Joyce Moloi-Moropa, informed members of Parliament that Tshabalala had received an interim interdict.

This meant the inquiry had to be postponed.

"Mrs Tshabalala's legal representatives served a notice of motion on the following, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Portfolio Committee on Communications, the President of the Republic, and the Minister of Communications."

Moloi-Moropa told the committee that Tshabalala wants the Western Cape High Court to rule whether or not the inquiry is in fact a disciplinary hearing.

Tshabalala last appeared before the committee 10 days ago when she was granted a postponement to give her legal team time to prepare her defence.

The matter returns to court on 3 November.