Wednesday, April 6, 2016

SABC fires 123 staffers over fraud and 'gross dishonesty'; SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng says SABC is 'committed to rooting out corruption'.

The SABC has fired a whopping 123 employees out of an implicated 200 employees for fraud and gross dishonesty with the SABC's chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng who says "the SABC remains committed to rooting out corruption and fraud".

The firing of 123 SABC employees stems from the corruption investigation into Medscheme in 2015 where SABC staffers "colluded" with medical practitioners to defraud the SABC's Medscheme.

The SABC fraud of Medscheme for instance happened through the acquisition of various services in respect of marketing.

The massive fraud left the SABC with no choice but to fire its workers immediately. SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says in a statement the SABC "terminated the employment contracts, as the finding of guilt for dishonesty is regarded in a serious light".