Faith Muthambi to be investigated for misleading SABC inquiry?
Meeting minutes contradict Faith Muthambi's testimony that she did not pressurise the SABC board to appoint Hlaudi Motsoeneng as COO.
A report was tabled by National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete last week even though she had received the document in June.
Muthambi served as Communications Minister before being appointed to the Public Service and Administration ministry during President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle in March.
Minutes of meetings appear to contradict Muthambi's testimony that she did not pressurise the SABC board to appoint Hlaudi Motsoeneng to the position of COO.
Two former chairpersons of the board, Ben Ngubane and Mbulaheni Maguvhe, as well as former company secretary Theresa Geldenhuys, may have all possibly misled Parliament in different ways, warranting further action.
According to the report, Geldenhuys’s failure to inform the ad hoc committee that she was no longer the company secretary could be considered as an attempt to mislead Members of Parliament.
Although former acting CEO James Aguma did not testify, he is under the microscope for allegedly submitting false evidence.
The committee had voiced reservation about the authenticity of an email he had produced.
Intentionally misleading Parliament is an offence punishable by a fine or two years in jail or both.
(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)