South Africa 19.6.2015 10:39 am

150 SABC employees in the docks for fraud

SABC Spokesman Kaizer Kganyago speaks at the late Top Billing Presenter, Simba Mhere's  memorial service which was held at the Rhema Church in Randburg, Johannesburg, 4 February 2015. Late Simba Mhere was killed in an accident in Sandton on his way to OR Tambo airport. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

SABC Spokesman Kaizer Kganyago speaks at the late Top Billing Presenter, Simba Mhere's memorial service which was held at the Rhema Church in Randburg, Johannesburg, 4 February 2015. Late Simba Mhere was killed in an accident in Sandton on his way to OR Tambo airport. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

At least 150 employees at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) face disciplinary action for allegedly colluding with doctors to defraud the public broadcaster’s medical aid scheme, the SABC announced on Friday.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said the alleged fraudulent activities were uncovered through whistle blowers and other reporting mechanisms.

”Preliminary investigations have shown that more than 150 employees are defrauding the medical aid. In other instances some employees have allegedly defrauded the SABC through the acquisition of various services in respect of marketing,” Kganyago said.

”In light of the above [findings], the SABC will also be zooming into other divisions where potential corruption is probable,” Kganyago added.

Kganyago would not reveal further details concerning the disciplinary action.

 

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