A former SABC journalist has told how damning testimony by Phumla Williams of the emotional trauma she experienced under former communications minister Faith Muthambi, brought back his own memories of a “terrible time”.
Williams, the acting director-general of the Government Communication and Information System, testified at the state capture inquiry how she was stripped of her duties because Muthambi wanted to “steal at all costs”.
Kgaogelo Magolego, a former SABC Limpopo region reporter, said his encounters with Muthambi destroyed his journalistic career.
“It was a terrible time. The Muthambi that Phumla described this week is exactly the one I dealt with.”
Magolego opened up after testifying at the SABC inquiry into editorial interference, chaired by the executive director of the Press Council, Joe Thloloe.