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sabcSowetanLive reports that a SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) radio station's executive producer has been dismissed after he was found guilty of being involved in a jobs-for-sale scandal.  

Sam Mochichila, a current affairs executive producer at Thobela FM, was dismissed on Monday after he was found guilty on two charges of gross dishonesty and contravention of SABC rules and regulations relating to R2,000 paid by former current affairs producer and presenter Tlou Moabelo.  Mochichila has five days to challenge the dismissal.  The charge sheet states that in January last year, Mochichila abused his relationship of trust in his capacity as executive producer of Current Affairs in that: "You received and accepted an amount of R2,000 from Tlou Moabelo in exchange of renewal or granting of an independent contract for Moabelo after her fixed term expired on January 31 2018.”  In its letter, the SABC said it viewed the allegations in a serious light in that Mochichila did not comply with the broadcaster's conflict of interest policy, which stipulates that if a person is offered any cash or gift of more than R350 or similar benefit from a third party, he or she must immediately report it to their direct supervisor.  During the hearing, Moabelo apparently denied bribing Mochichila.

  • Read the full original of Peter Ramothwala’s report on this story at SowetanLive


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