So determined has the embattled SABC board been to get rid of Dali
Mpofu, the former chief executive, it kept sending couriers to his home
in Houghton, Johannesburg with correspondence offering a R6-miliion
payout for the remainder of his contract – but each time he refused,
saying he was not interested in its money, writes Edwin Naidu in the Sunday Independent.

Thelma Melk, the SABC company secretary, told Mpofu in his termination-of-services letter last month, that the amount after tax would be transferred electronically into his (Mpofu's) account. But Mpofu sent an SMS telling the company not to make any transfer into his account.

Still, the company did not get the message and made another effort to contact Mpofu via courier. Eventually, Sandile July, Mpofu's lawyer, wrote to the SABC instructing the board not to transfer the money because Mpofu was going to challenge his dismissal.

But the persistent board delivered a cheque for more than R4-million to Mpofu's home.

Mpofu, who said last month he was not interested in the money, but getting his job back, decided after consultation to let July put the cheque in a trust account.

Mpofu referred inquiries concerning the cheque to his lawyer, and to the SABC, who confirmed the money had left the the broadcaster's bank account.

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