The SABC has hired four bodyguards to protect its head of internal
audits, Elsje Oosthuizen, from ­being harmed or killed by high-ranking
­officials being probed for fraud and corruption, writes Cecil Motsepe in City Press.

City Press
understands that Oosthuizen is probing influential individuals, including a well-known station manager, a marketing manager and a top SABC lawyer.

Now the broadcaster is nervous about her safety.

But a decision was made in the middle of last year to beef up security around her after she allegedly received threatening phone calls and was followed as she drove out of the SABC’s Auckland Park offices.

The SABC has left nothing to chance and Oosthuizen now has bodyguards 24 hours a day, at work and at home.

This week, the SABC could not name the company contracted to supply the guards or how much it was paying for the security.

On Wednesday, the armed bodyguards asked City Press to leave Oosthuizen’s 11th-floor office.

This was after Oosthuizen alerted her secretary to our presence outside her office.

Click here to read the full report, posted on City Press's website.