Minister shocked by SABC article

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pretoria – Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has expressed shock at an article written by the Democratic Alliance’s shadow Minister of Communications, Gavin Davis, about the SABC.

“Honourable Davis makes a litany of spurious accusations involving the SABC which have never been tested in any objective and fair process,” the Department of Communications said.

The article which was published on Politicsweb on 19 January accused Minister Muthambi of unlawfully interfering with the affairs of the SABC Board.

Minister Muthambi has called on Davis to act with restraint and with responsibility as required by the oath that he took rather than dragging a public institution into disrepute.

“The Minister would welcome any questions that are brought through via the official and legal channels as provided by Parliament,” the department said.

According to the department, Davis was violating his oath of office by disrespecting and disregarding parliamentary rules and processes that guide members of parliament on how to ask questions of the Executive.

“The level of detail, however spurious and inaccurate, provides a prima facie evidence that Honourable Davis is behind the scenes, illegally colluding with some of the individuals whose interests he purports to be protecting,” the department said.

The department said the actions of Davis undermine the Labour Relations regime of the country which affords any aggrieved employees in any institution proper legal recourse. –


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