Johannesburg - Former communications minister Faith Muthambi has lashed out at the report of the SABC inquiry which fingered her as being among those who were key in the editorial interference at the SABC.
The inquiry, headed by veteran journalist Joe Thloloe, has detailed how the public broadcaster was gripped by fear, pain and frustration among workers, with the spectre of the ANC hovering over the newsroom.
In a statement on Tuesday, Muthambi dismissed the report, saying it was based on untested claims.
“It is not good enough for the authors to point fingers at a Cabinet Minister and SABC Board members and make reference to “enforced” instructions from the top without evidence. Perhaps only a retired or tired person can do that. It would have been just and honourable for the authors to contact me to hear my side of the story than to rubbish my name in this manner,” Muthambi said.
“The latest controversy surrounding editorial practices at the SABC, unfortunately being made by an individual who has fallen out of favour with his employer, have also regretfully once again drawn our names and reputations into the fray,” she said.