DA wants ruling on SABC chair

Ellen Tshabalala's court application against the inquiry into her qualifications was adjourned for judgment.

FILE: Parliament. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has rejected claims that South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chairperson Ellen Tshabalala will not get a fair hearing if her case is heard by Parliament's Communications Portfolio Committee.

This follows representations made by her legal counsel that the hearing would be biased.

She's been accused of misrepresenting her credentials, making her the second SABC board member to face a Parliamentry inquiry relating to alleged misrepresentation of qualifications.

Tshabalala's court application against the Parliamentary inquiry into her academic qualifications was adjourned for judgment yesterday.

The DA's Gavin Davis says they are hopeful a decision will be made soon.

"We hope the judge will hand down judgment quite soon. The longer this drags on the more it impacts on the reputation of the SABC which has been dragged through the mud far too much. We really want to get some closure of this so we can move forward."