DA: Aguma must be held accountable for role in SABC’s problems

James Aguma, the suspended acting CEO of the public broadcaster, had been embroiled in a labour dispute when he decided to quit.

James Aguma. Picture: YouTube Screengrab.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) says James Aguma must be held accountable for his alleged part in the institutional breakdown at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Aguma, the suspended acting CEO of the public broadcaster, had been embroiled in a labour dispute when he decided to quit.

He faced ten disciplinary charges.

DA MP Mike Waters says: “He may be implicated in the reports where several other people are said to have misled or lied to Parliament. And if Mr Aguma is one of those individuals, the DA can assure him that he will face the full might of the law.”

He is also suspected of misleading Parliament during an inquiry into the SABC.

Meanwhile, the SABC says although it's dropped all charges against Aguma, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is still probing certain contracts and could possibly file criminal charges against him.

Some of the charges Aguma was facing in his disciplinary hearing include the breach of fiduciary duties and dishonesty.

But now that he has stepped down, the SABC says it will no longer pursue these charges.

However, the corporation’s interim board chairperson Khanyile Kweyama says that an investigation by the SIU is still going ahead.

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Additional information by Gia Nicolaides.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)