Parliament intends wrapping up Tshabalala inquiry by year end

The committee says it wants to wrap up the inquiry and provide answers to the country.

FILE: The South African Broadcasting Corporation's chairperson Zandile Ellen Tshabalala. Picture: SABC.

CAPE TOWN - Parliament's Communications Portfolio Committee says it wants to wrap up an inquiry into SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala's academic qualifications as soon as possible.

The Western Cape High Court yesterday dismissed an interim interdict which prevented the probe from going ahead.

Tshabalala is accused of lying about having a BCom degree and a post-graduate degree in Labour Relations when applying for the job.

The committee's Willie Madisha says they want the matter finalised by the end of the year.

He says the ruling was not just a victory for the committee, but for the entire country.

"We want it to be started as soon as now. The SABC is owned by the people of South Africa, so we need this started so our people can get answers."

The committee believes Tshabalala was using delay tactics to try to and stall the process.