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The SABC fired its head of news Ms Phathiswa Magopeni

Former SABC Head of Media Minister MEC Magopeni has been charged with felony criminal mischief for allegedly violating a television order.

The SABC fired its group executive of news and current affairs, Phathiswa Magopeni, with effect from Friday on the 28th of January 2020.

This is after investigative news programme Special Assignment aired an episode the SABC had been interdicted from broadcasting.

The SABC spokeswoman Gugu Ntuli issued a statement saying they had broken things up with Magopeni. She was found guilty of misconduct for failing to comply with a court order.

Ms Magopeni was charged and asked for a disciplinary hearing to be televised live so that everything could be made public. Her application was approved and the disciplinary hearing was chaired by Advocate Nazeer Cassim SC.

In a letter to Magopeni on Friday, Mxakwe said she was afforded, in line with the rule of natural justice, an opportunity to submit mitigating factors for the SABC’s consideration.

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