Cape Town - A security risk assessment conducted by the police’s crime intelligence unit has recommended that executives at the SABC who have committed to cleaning up the public broadcaster be given bodyguards.
This was revealed by SABC board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini to the communications portfolio committee.
“Their (executives) lives are at risk. All of them, it was recommended, must have close protection everywhere they go,” he told MPs.
He said the full security assessment report, which had yet to be tabled before the board, posed financial constraints in light of the costs which would be involved.
“No amount of money is worth more than the lives of people. It is important to note if you see the chief executive with two bodyguards, it is what we have been advised by experts to do,” Makhathini said.