Prof Mbulaheni Maguvhe’s protest that his rights as a blind person had been violated is not a "legitimate argument"‚ the head of an inquiry into his fitness to hold office says. The SABC had indicated that it would translate documentation relating to the inquiry into Braille for its chairperson Maguvhe‚ ad hoc committee chair Vincent Smith insisted on Thursday. Maguvhe‚ the sole remaining board member‚ on Wednesday led the walkout of the SABC delegation from the committee’s sitting‚ claiming his he would not get a fair hearing and that his rights were being trampled. Smith said on Thursday morning that he did "acknowledge that the professor needed special treatment in terms of the documentation‚ meaning Braille". However‚ Smith told Radio 702‚ all witnesses involved in the probe were contacted on November 17 and told that if "anybody needed any sort of translation" they should make requests for this five days prior to the attending the hearings‚ for "logistical reasons".

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