About R6bn the SABC spent but could not account for was one of the reasons it was in trouble with Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Wednesday. Another was its last-minute submission of crucial documents. The SABC, which continues to hog the headlines for all the wrong reasons, appeared before Parliament’s finance watchdog on Wednesday to explain how it incurred irregular expenditure amounting to R5.1bn, and fruitless and wasteful expenditure totalling R92m. MPs were unhappy after the public broadcaster submitted documents detailing its finances just a day before the meeting. The public broadcaster’s executives, led by acting CEO James Aguma, were time and again blasted by MPs who said the SABC seemed not to care about "the public’s money". "We should take SABC as a special case and have an in-loco inspection [at the SABC offices] … this speaks to the issue of document management at the SABC," Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa said. "The SABC must ...

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