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EFF calls on SABC interim board to terminate contract with 'The New Age'

The party says the contract is unlawful, adding that it was obtained through corrupt channels during Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s tenure.

FILE: EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s interim board to terminate the public broadcaster’s contract with the Gupta-owned The New Age newspaper with the immediate effect.

It says the contract is unlawful, adding that it was obtained through corrupt channels during Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s tenure.

This follows a decision by the interim board to suspend the public broadcasters acting CEO James Aguma, pending an investigation into irregularities in procurement and expenditure.

The EFF says men and women of integrity are needed to reverse the mess caused by Motsoeneng.

Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says: “Contracts like The New Age breakfast they ought to be suspended and terminated with immediate effect to allow a process of restoring credibility in the work of the public broadcaster, its stability, as well as its integrity.”

Ndlozi says disciplinary processes must be concluded soo n.

“We also call for a speedy process for the firing of all those who are on suspension so that the public does not go on spending money on people who are not doing jobs for the SABC.”

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)