Tomorrow, the DA Shadow Minister of Communications and SABC parliamentary inquiry ad hoc committee member, Phumzile van Damme MP, will be attending court proceedings in the Western Cape High Court where the DA will oppose an interdict by the SABC’s last remaining board member, Prof Mbulaheni Maguvhe, against the ad hoc committee.
The DA views the interdict aimed at excluding Ms Van Damme and other committee members from the inquiry as a last ditch attempt by one man seeking to cling to power for its sake.
Maghuve seeks to thwart a legitimate parliamentary process designed to save the SABC from managerial collapse. As such, the DA will argue for the inquiry to go ahead in order to restore the integrity of the national broadcaster, which is what Parliament is seeking to do through the Ad Hoc Committee.
Phumzile Van Damme MP
DA Shadow Minister of Communications