On 31 December 2018 the GCEO, Mr Madoda Mxakwe dismissed former acting Head of Legal, Ms Nompumelelo Phasa without a hearing – similar to what happened to the SABC 8.

Phasa brought an urgent application in the Labour Court to set aside her unlawful dismissal.

Today the Labour Court ruled in her favour and reinstated her.

The SABC, who employed three (3) advocates were ordered to pay the cost of the application.

This is a classic example of fruitless and wasteful expenditure and we expect the decision makers to be held accountable for this, both financially and otherwise.

This will also be reported to SCOPA and the PCC.

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