Producer at SABC gets fired on charges of bribery and dishonesty

Producer at SABC gets fired on charges of bribery and dishonesty

- An SABC radio producer has been axed for bribery

- He reportedly received a bribe in order to negotiate for an employee's contract to be renewed

- The SABC says they have a strict policy concerning bribery

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An executive producer at an SABC radio station has been fired on charges of bribery.

Reportedly, the producer was involved in a jobs-for-sale operation.

The producer, Sam Mochichila, lost his job earlier this week after being found guilty on two counts of gross dishonesty and violating SABC rules.

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According to Sowetan Live, Mochichila abused his powers as an executive producer. He allegedly received R2 000 from an employee to renew her contract after her initial term came to an end.

Additionally, the charge sheet for Mochichila indicates that he also attempted to mislead the investigation. 

Following a disciplinary hearing, Mochichila was fired from SABC. The broadcaster has said that it will not make any further comments on the matter, has gathered. 

The SABC has said said, however, that it has a strict policy concerning conflicts of interest. For example, the corporation says if an employee is offered R350 or more in cash or in the form of a gift, they have to immediately report it to a supervising employee.

Mochichila reportedly has five days in which to challenge his firing. Meanwhile, SABC has reportedly also ended their working relationship with the employee who is alleged to have bribed Mochichila.

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However, this employee maintains that they never paid Mochichila the money.

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