ANC MP warns against prolonging probe into SABC

Pressure is mounting on President Jacob Zuma to sign a proclamation that would allow the SIU to look into mismanagement at the public broadcaster.

FILE: The SABC's headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - An African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament has cautioned against prolonging the uncertainty at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) amid concerns about an apparent delay in giving a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probe the presidential green light.

Pressure is mounting on President Jacob Zuma to sign a proclamation that would allow the SIU to look into mismanagement at the public broadcaster.

This was expected to happen by the end of June.

Lerumo Kalako, the whip of the Communications Portfolio Committee, says that the clock is ticking.

“By the time the six-month period of the interim board ends, we ought to have rounded up all tasks which the board has to deal with.”

Last week, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said the delay is tantamount to "defeating the ends of justice."

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)