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President Accepts SABC Board Members Resignations

The Presidency has confirmed that 4 members of the SABC board have resigned.

The board was appointed by former President Jacob Zuma in September 2017.

This as the Public Broadcaster is grappling with financial difficulties and possible staff retrenchments. Presidency spokesperson, Khusela Diko says President Cyril Ramaphosa is concerned about developments at the public broadcaster.

Diko says, “We can confirm that the President has received four letters of resignation from members of the SABC board being Krish Naidoo, Miss Khanyisile Kweyama, John Matthison as well as Mr Mathata Tsedu. So the President has accepted this resignation and will be writing to the Speaker to inform Parliament of this resignation. It’s expected then Parliament will refer this matter to the relevant portfolio committee to look at how those particular vacancies are filled.”

The President did not indicate whether the resignations were with immediate effect. If it is not with immediate effect the board members have to serve for another three months.― BCS Bureau

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