Ellen Tshabalala inquiry to begin on 3 December

The SABC chairperson along with a Unisa representative will testify at the inquiry.

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

JOHANNESBURG - South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala and a representative from the University of South Africa (Unisa) are among the people that will be called in to testify during an inquiry into her qualifications.

Tshabalala is accused of lying about having a BComm or postgraduate degree in Labour Relations from Unisa.

Last week, the Western Cape High Court dismissed an interim interdict granted to Tshabalala to prevent the inquiry from going ahead.

Gavin Davis from Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications says the inquiry will start on 3 December.

"We don't expect the inquiry to take very long. It's very simple case to answer. All Ms Tshabalala needs to do is present proof that she has these qualifications, and if she doesn't then the committee will have to make its findings based on that."

Unisa has already stated it has no record of Tshabalala obtaining these qualifications from the institution.