Education qualifications are likely to be one of the biggest talking points as the ad hoc committee on the SABC inquiry resumes it work on Friday. Appearing before the committee‚ which was set up to probe the fitness of the board to hold office and other issues at the public broadcaster‚ will be two former board chairpersons‚ Dr Ben Ngubane and Ellen Tshabalala. Committee chairperson Vincent Smith said on Thursday that “it will deliberate on the draft report next week and that the committee is on course to finalise its work by the 15 February deadline”. Ngubane is likely to be quizzed on why he ordered that the revision of qualification requirements for the appointment to the position of chief operating officer‚ a move said to be aimed at suiting controversial executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng‚ who has been widely blamed for the crisis at the SABC. Motsoeneng lied about his matric qualifications when he originally applied for the job.

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