Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SABC's lying chairperson Ellen Zandile Tshabalala in for a grilling today as parliament starts an inquiry into her claimed qualifications.

The SABC's lying chairperson Ellen Zandile Tshabalala who after months failed to produce any proof of the tertiary qualifications she claimed to have had, is in for a grilling today as parliament's portfolio committee on communications, tasked with oversight of the SABC, starts an inquiry into her conduct.

The controversial Ellen Zandile Tshabalala with ties to close ties to president Jacob Zuma and who is ironically also serving as a director on the board of the Moral Regeneration Movement, has not been suspended nor voluntary stepped down or resigned and has presided since the end of 2013 over a beleaguered South African public broadcaster which continues to be lurching from one crisis to the next, riddled in mismanagement.

Ellen Zandile Tshabalala, according to the SABC's latest annual report of 2013/2014, was paid R936 000 for presiding over a staggering 34 SABC board meetings and attending 36 SABC board committee meetings – getting paid R13 371 per meeting.

Ellen Zandile Tshabalala offered no proof of having the B.Com degree and a postgraduate diploma in labour relations from Unisa she claimed to have had - indeed Unisa says the university has no record of her having such qualifications.

People who lie on their CV to parliament can be found guilty of perjury and could face criminal conviction.

Ellen Zandile Tshabalala allegedly lied before a commissioner of oaths that her qualifications were stolen during a burglary more than 10 years ago.

Then Ellen Zandile Tshabalala allegedly also lied to South Africa's parliament's National Assembly and parliament's communications portfolio committee that she had these qualifications when she applied to become SABC chairperson.