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The DA says it will be writing to Parliament's Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Boyce Maneli, asking for an urgent meeting including the SABC Board and senior management regarding the dismissal of Head of News Phathiswa Magopeni.

2022-01-29 12:15:00 AM

The DA says it will be writing to Parliament’s Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Boyce Maneli, asking for an urgent meeting including the SABC Board and senior management regarding the dismissal of Head of News Phathiswa Magopeni.

The DA says it will be writing to Parliament's Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Boyce Maneli, asking for an urgent meeting including the SABC Board and senior management regarding the dismissal of Head of News Phathiswa Magopeni.

Phathiswa Magopeni during an interview at the Election Results Operations Centre in Tshwane in 2019.The DA says it will be writing to Parliament’s Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Boyce Maneli, asking for an urgent meeting including the SABC Board and senior management regarding the dismissal of Head of News Phathiswa Magopeni.

The DA says it is concerned that the editorial independence of the SABCmay once again be under threat.The party says in a statement that there are worrying signs of efforts to politically recapture the SABC. It says comments last year by Jessie Duarte and Fikile Mbalula that blamed the SABC’s election coverage for the ANC’s poor showing in the 2021 elections were early signs of things to come.

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SABC fires head of news Phatiswa Magopeni over ‘breakdown in trust’SABC fires head of news Phatiswa Magopeni over ‘breakdown in trust’ SABC’s head of news was fired with immediate effect on Friday. She has been given until Monday to return the broadcaster’s property.

SABC head of news Phathiswa Magopeni shown the doorThe SABC has fired its group executive of news and current affairs, Phathiswa Magopeni, with effect from Friday. Lawyers are going to make money 💰 It was long over due Correction she was fired by MYANC for refusing to take instructions from the ANC

SABC head of news Phathiswa Magopeni shown the doorThe SABC has fired its group executive of news and current affairs, Phathiswa Magopeni, with effect from Friday. Another bad day for democracy.

Concerns over SABC News' independence following Magopeni's axing - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.The Head of Media Monitoring Africa William Bird says allegations of political interference at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) need to be taken seriously and must be properly investigated. Bird was commenting on the SABC's decision to fire Head of News Phathiswa Magopeni with immediate effect - citing a breakdown of trust. But guys to be honest our president is becoming detector now if we are not careful I'm sharing this because this was exactly how i saw so many posts about sarahMich321 and how she was helping individuals with their trades and i decided to give it a try and luckly it went well, Contact her via his profile link below sarahMich321 The SABC must report what Mbalula wants or editors will be fired. How is South Africa different to those Coup countries in North Africa?

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Image: Dinilohlanga Mekuto Phathiswa Magopeni during an interview at the Election Results Operations Centre in Tshwane in 2019. The DA says it will be writing to Parliament’s Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Communications, Boyce Maneli, asking for an urgent meeting including the SABC Board and senior management regarding the dismissal of Head of News Phathiswa Magopeni. The DA says it is concerned that the editorial independence of the SABC may once again be under threat. The party says in a statement that there are worrying signs of efforts to politically recapture the SABC. It says comments last year by Jessie Duarte and Fikile Mbalula that blamed the SABC’s election coverage for the ANC’s poor showing in the 2021 elections were early signs of things to come. BEMAWU calls for investigation Labour Union BEMAWU is also calling for an urgent investigation to be conducted by Parliament’s Communications Portfolio Committee into the dismissal of Magopeni. Unions respond to Magopeni’s axing: Magopeni was axed by the public broadcaster, citing a breakdown in trust. A disciplinary hearing last year had found Magopeni guilty of misconduct after she allegedly failed to ensure that an interdicted Special Assignment programme was not aired. The SABC then asked Magopeni to submit mitigating factors. She refused on the grounds that it was not the SABC but the broadcaster’s board chair that should make the request. Magopeni decided not to submit her mitigation statement to the SABC and was then fired. BEMAWU’S Hannes du Buisson, “I am very concerned as we have seen the grievances that she has lodged and they are very serious grievances and we are acting in this point in time and not on her behalf but on behalf of the allegations made by her. And we are busy writing to the portfolio committee to ask for an investigation in respect of that and we have seen that the board has appointed a committee to investigate this which is absolute nonsense. You can not investigate yourself and that investigation must come from a different body and that body is the portfolio committee itself.” SABC on Magopeni’s firing The SABC says the decision to axe Magopeni was procedurally fair. SABC spokesperson Gugu Ntuli, “The proceedings were initiated and of course, with and disciplinary process there has got to be a hearing and this was all an internal process however there was a request to have the hearing public and so the SABC adhered to that and it was chaired by Advocate Cassim. After having heard all the information provided and having heard also from the GE herself, he found her guilty of misconduct for failing to take the appropriate measures [to ensure the court order] was complied with.” – additional reporting by Sashin Naidoo Ntuli elaborates: