Thami Zikode, who is part of SABC’s audit team, survived a shooting while in his car outside his home on Friday. A 32-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with an attempt on Zikode’s life.
On Sunday, the DA’s Phumzile van Damme said the police should immediately institute personal risk assessments on all staff members working to uncover corruption at the SABC and take steps to provide police protection for high risk individuals.
Van Damme said that while the DA welcomed news that suspects had been brought in for questioning, it remained clear that this was not an isolated incident.
“It’s a co-ordinated effort by a corrupt network that turned the SABC into their fiefdom and now face a real possibility of being exposed,” she said.