An application to declare unlawful the SABC board meeting at which SABC
chief executive Dali Mpofu was suspended was dismissed in the
Johannesburg High Court on Monday, Mpofu's lawyer said, according to a report on


Sandile July said the next hearing, to be held on August 5, would deal with whether the board had the authority to suspend Mpofu.

"We need to read the reasons (for dismissing the application) and satisfy ourselves to see what steps we will take," he said.

SABC board lawyer Paul Pretorius argued last week that even if the case was not referred to the Labour Court, the judge should still find that the board meeting was lawful because Mpofu and two other executive directors left the meeting voluntarily.

Mpofu's lawyers have argued that they were forced to leave, which would make the meeting unlawful.

They have also argued that the meeting did not follow the correct legal procedures, and quoted from two previous judgements by Judge Moroa Tsoka, which overturned the chief executive's first two suspensions.

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