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As part of its bid to cut costs, the struggling public broadcaster has fired several of its employees over the past few months.

The SABC claimed that its decision to dismiss several of its staff members was based on the fact that their employment contracts were found to be unlawful.

An investigation by the Public Protector has found that a total of 30 employees who were employed or promoted under the former disgraced CEO Hlaudi Motsoeneng were among those.

Now, one employee has decided to take her former employer to court.

News anchor Palesa Chubisi’s attorney told SABC News that their aim is to determine the conduct of the SABC unlawful.

The SABC believes that the employment or promotion of these 30 employees stood in the way of their colleagues being promoted, reports The Latest Updates House.

While the SABC still has to respond to Chubisi’s court claims, the state-owned enterprise has confirmed that it will still go through with its retrenchment process even though labour unions are trying to stop it from doing so.

Watch the SABC News video below for more on why former news anchor Palesa Chubisi has taken the SABC to court regarding the termination of her employment.

Image credit: SABC News

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