"I've never interfered with the editorial policy decision of the SABC. I do not run SABC," Muthambi said.
While acknowledging the firing of eight journalists earlier in the year for openly speaking out against the banning of airing of protest footage was "unfortunate" and "should not recur", she inferred the journalists lied during their testimony before the inquiry.
"I found the personal attacks by the SABC 8 disheartening," said Muthambi.
Muthambi dismissed an allegation that she had interfered with a journalist's work – referring to the firing of Limpopo SABC journalist Kgaogelo Magolego. According to testimony before the inquiry, Magolego was fired as a direct result of interference by Muthambi. Magolego had attended a government imbizo and asked Muthambi during an interview about the the delayed digital migration process.