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Parliament - Parliament's communications portfolio committee has nominated 12 people to serve on the permanent board of the SABC.

The committee made the nominations on Tuesday after it received a report on the security clearance of the shortlisted candidates.

All the members of the interim board member Khanyisile Kweyama, her deputy Mathatha Tsedu, Krish Naidoo, Febe Potgieter-Gqubule and John Matisonn were nominated.

Others include Nomvuyiso Batyi, Rachel Kalidass, Michael Markovits, Bongumusa Makhathini, Dinkwanyane Mohuba, Victor Rambau and Jack Phalane.

The names will be submitted to National Assembly for adoption and recommendation to President Jacob Zuma when its hold a sitting on Wednesday.

Earlier on Tuesday, the criminal records and bad credit ratings came back to haunt some of the candidates that were interviewed over three days last week.

The report from the State Security Agency (SSA) gave negative reports to four of the candidates and another who was already disqualified.

Briefing the committee, chairperson Humphrey Maxegwana said there were a few who have a negative report.

Maxegwana named Michael Bauer, who was disqualified because as non-South African, Chris Khorommbi, Gladys Nethengwe, Nkosana Mbokane as having bad credit ratings.

The judgements against them ranged from defaulting in payments to the banks, cellphone company and a school.

One of the candidates, Mbokane, were to email the letter from the banks and Vodacom clearing of the negative record, Maxegwana said.

He also said Manaka Mathumo and Nethengwe had criminal records and their "fingerprints be submitted to verify that".

Maxegwana said the committee had yet to receive a report on the verification of qualifications.

"There is a few that are done but not the rest.”

Political Bureau