Suspended head of SABC news Snuki Zikalala has been “exonerated” on all charges of misconduct, the public broadcaster’s board said yesterday. “We respect the independent inquiry process on this matter and welcome Dr Zikalala back at work and hope all concerned will allow him to perform his duties without hindrance,” said chair Kanyisiwe Mkonza.
The board met on Tuesday to consider a report by an independent inquiry, headed by Modise Khoza SC.
The probe acquitted Zikalala after establishing that he had not breached any of his contractual obligations, Mkonza said in a statement .
Zikalala was suspended by SABC group chief executive Dali Mpofu on May 6. Mpofu accused Zikalala of leaking confidential documents and an internal SABC memorandum.
The board later claimed that Mpofu did not have the authority to suspend Zikalala and suspended the chief executive.
On the recommendation of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, an independent inquiry was set up to look into charges of misconduct against Zikalala.
“This inquiry found that Dr Zikalala has not breached any of his contractual obligations ,” Mkonza said.
“Against this background, the board has resolved that Dr Zikalala must resume his duties as group executive news and current affairs with immediate effect,” she said.
Source: Filmmaker SA