Sunday, July 13, 2014

SABC SCANDAL: MORE FRAUD & LIES: SABC chair Ellen Zandile Tshabala lied about qualifications she doesn't have - reports.

Not just the SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng had lied and committed fraud regarding his qualifications, but the SABC chairperson Ellen Zandile Tshabalala has now also been exposed as a liar and having lied to parliament about qualifications she doesn't have, according to reports.

City Press and Raport reported on Sunday that Ellen Zandile Tshabalala falsified claims before parliament in her CV that had a M.Com degree from the University of South African (Unisa) and a postgraduate diploma in labour relations.

Unisa says Ellen Zandile Tshabalala has neither of these qualifications and denies that she holds these qualifications.

"According to our records, no qualification was awarded to the mentioned individual," Unisa told the newspapers.

Ellen Zandile Tshabalala didn't respond to requests seeking comment from the newspapers.

These qualifications is what she indicated to parliament she had and which forms part of the basis why she was appointed to serve on the SABC board.

President Jacob Zuma repeated the qualifications in his statement when Ellen Zandile Tshabalala was appointed to serve as chairperson of the SABC board.

TV with Thinus asked the SABC whether the public broadcaster can verify that the SABC chairperson Ellen Zandile Tshabalala holds a B.Com degree from Unisa as well as a diploma in business relations, and whether the SABC has any comment or response regarding the issue of Ellen Zandile Tshabalala's qualifications.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says "no comment" and that the process of appointing SABC board members is done by parliament".

The highly controversial Hlaudi Motsoeneng was this week permanently appointed as chief operating officer (COO) at the SABC without the position having ever been advertised. His appointment led to universal condemnation and criticism from all quarters of South Africa.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng is on record in a recorded interview with the Public Protector admitting that he lied about having a matric and admitting that he falsified symbols for a certificate he knew he couldn't produce.

In February the Public Protector's scathing report on which the SABC and the SABC has failed to act months later, it states that "Hlaudi Motsoeneng should never have been appointed at the SABC".