Axed SABC news anchor Palesa Chubisi has been reinstated and has returned to work.
Chubisi took the SABC to the labour court last month on her dismissal saying that it was unlawful and invalid.
After court proceedings earlier this week, the court ordered the public broadcaster to reinstate Chubisi with immediate effect and to pay her legal costs.
Chubisi’s lawyer, advocate Wiliam Mkhari, said the court had ruled against the termination.
“The court has said that SABC’s termination is invalid in law, it is void and she must report to duty with immediate effect. The SABC was ordered to pay the cost of the application, so this is indeed an important victory for her because an organisation such as the SABC is required to obey the law and not to break it,” he said.
“According to SABC News, the broadcaster’s new chief operating officer, Ian Plaatjies, said it was challenging the judgment.”Obviously, we respect the court ruling.
Chubisi took to Instagram where she posted pictures of herself on set at the SABC studios in Auckland Park.