Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the SABC and its board will begin its hearing into the broadcaster on November 29.
The committee met for the first time on Tuesday to begin discussions around holding an inquiry into the board following controversial top appointments, censorship policies and the resignations of multiple board members.
African National Congress MP Vincent Smith was elected as chairperson of the committee unopposed.
Smith said Parliament’s researchers and evidence leader Advocate Nthuthuzelo Vanara will do all the legal spade work between November 21 and 28.
The committee’s proposed witness list has up to 30 names, including former board members, former employees, the SABC’s secretary Theresa Geldenhuys and Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi.
The ad hoc committee is mandated to complete its work by February 28.
Two more members of the SABC board resigned on Tuesday, the broadcaster reported.
The resignations of Nomvuyo Mhlakaza and Aaron Tshidzumba were reportedly tendered over the weekend, meaning chairperson Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe is the only non-executive member remaining.
Maguvhe said he would not be stepping down.
Smith told journalists after the meeting adjourned that the ad hoc committee will continue with its mandate while Maguvhe still holds the position.
Deliberations continued on Tuesday.