SABC Head of Technology suspended
Sipho Masinga has refused to comment on reports that this is linked to the SABC going off air.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has confirmed its Head of Technology Sipho Masinga has been suspended but has refused to comment on reports that this is linked to the public broadcaster going off air last month.
All three SABC TV stations and some radio stations went off air for nearly an hour at the beginning of October and Masinga reportedly attributes this to ageing infrastructure in desperate need of maintenence.
Masinga's accusation is in a report that was handed to SABC management.
The _City Press _reports that Masinga has warned of further blackouts on air and claims SABC buildings in all nine provinces are in a dire state.
The public broadcaster's spokesman Kaizer Kganyago was silent on the issue.
"He has been suspended pending an investigation, that's all we can say at the moment because we don't want to be dealing with employee issues in the public space."