Pretoria - Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has come under heavy fire from the ruling party over her “unmandated” comments on criticism by the ANC’s national general council (NGC) of her handling of the digital migration project and instability at the SABC.
The party has slammed Muthambi for effectively calling ANC communications subcommittee chairman Jackson Mthembu a liar.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Muthambi disputed Mthembu’s comments that the ANC was unhappy about the country missing the digital migration deadline, the encryption component of the process and instability at the public broadcaster, claiming these were never discussed at the NGC.
But the ANC has hit back hard at Muthambi in a stinging and rare public rebuttal of a cabinet minister.
It said her comments had inaccuracies, and that she was not mandated to communicate decisions and discussions of its mid-term assessment meeting.