Vincent Smith is the chairman of the ad hoc committee which is probing the affairs of the SABC. Photo: Independent Media
Vincent Smith is the chairman of the ad hoc committee which is probing the affairs of the SABC. Photo: Independent Media

#SABCinquiry: Parties deadlock on recommendations

By Siyabonga Mkhwanazi Time of article published Jan 26, 2017

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Johannesburg – The ANC and opposition parties deadlocked on Thursday on the direction to be taken by the ad hoc committee into the SABC when dealing with recommendations.

The ad hoc committee could not find common ground on the issue of the recommendations, leading to the chairman of the committee to ask Parliament’s legal advisers to look at the matter.

ANC MPs had proposed that the recommendations be shelved and the report be sent out without recommendations.

But opposition parties were up in arms and accused the ANC of getting cold feet.

Committee chairman Vincent Smith said Parliament’s legal advisers would look at what is possible.

“The legal team will tell us what is permissible,” said Smith.

The recommendations have been part of the discussions since the hearings and deliberations started a few weeks ago.

The committee was expected to finalise the draft report on Friday.

Political Bureau

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