Four people have been arrested on criminal charges and another arrest is imminent following a Special Investigating Unit probe into irregularities at the SABC.
Responding to a Parliamentary question, President Jacob Zuma said the unit had introduced special probes in SABC business units to assist the public broadcasters Board in identifying red flag areas.
Zuma says the SIU also assisted the Brixton Commercial Police Crime Unit, in eight criminal matters that related to their probe into the Public Broadcaster. The president says seven case dockets have already been completed, and others are nearing completion.
He says the SIU probe into the SABC included a range of irregularities. These include allegations of possible conflict of interest by some employees and certain board members, and the continuous payment of remuneration to SABC personnel who had been on suspension for excessively long periods.