ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu has said that the walkout staged by an SABC delegation during a parliamentary inquiry into its board was “disgusting”.
Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the SABC board met for its first hearings on Wednesday.
The board’s last remaining member, Mbulaheni Maguvhe, on Tuesday launched a last-minute appeal against the Western Cape High Court’s decision to dismiss his request for an interdict.
On Wednesday, he complained to the committee on its first day that the three documents they would be scrutinising were not in Braille. He is partially blind.
Committee chairperson Vincent Smith informed the SABC delegation that its secretary, Theresa Geldenhuys, had requested the said documents in Word format on November 18, in order to transcribe it to Braille.