James Aguma's lawyers informed his disciplinary hearing chairperson that he would resign on Wednesday. File picture: Itumeleng English/ANA Pictures

Johannesburg - The DA says former SABC CEO James Aguma is not off the hook following his decision to tender his resignation.
 
The party says Aguma was one of the parties that led to the public broadcaster's demise and should face consequences.
 
Aguma's lawyers informed his disciplinary hearing chairperson that he would resign on Wednesday.
 
His hearing was on day five and he was being charged with a string of charges which include frustrating his employer during former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's hearing.
 
It has also been reported that Aguma’s disciplinary hearing will be terminated as a result of his resignation, a point the DA is also concerned about.
 
Aguma recently threatened to lay a challenge against the disciplinary hearing at the Labour Court as he was not happy with the proceedings. 
 
The DA has welcomed his resignation and said Aguma faced serious charges and that his resignation proves that the report on "those who lied" to the Parliamentary inquiry into the SABC, which was handed to Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete, should be tabled urgently. 
 
The party has accused Mbete of sitting on the report which was handed to her in early June. 
 
It says Aguma is mentioned in the report which means he faces a fine for lying to the inquiry and breaching the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislature Act. 

Aguma is said to have lied to the inquiry by claiming that the SABC was not facing financial issues. 

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