- The SABC faces chaos after the fourth board member in the last two weeks has handed in their resignation
- The EFF has released a statement calling for the President to get involved at SABC and has accused the ANC of deliberately allowing the SABC to deteriorate in order to gain control at the broadcaster
- The SABC board now lacks enough members to make official decisions at a critical time with retrenchments looming
The Economic Freedom Fighters are calling out President Cyril Ramaphosa after the fourth executive has resigned from the SABC. Mathatha Tsedu’s resignation has been confirmed by the presidency.
In a statement released earlier today the EFF has called on the President to step in at the SABC Board crisis, alleging that the ANC is allowing the situation at the broadcaster to worsen in order to gain control of it.
This most recent resignation leaves the board of the SABC without enough members to make quorate ( the required amount of members needed at a meeting to make official desicions). This is after Krish Naidoo, Khanyisile Kweyama and John Mattison all resigned earlier this week.
According to a recent report by News24, the resignations were brought on by a meeting between the board and the newly-appointed Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams as well as her deputy Pinky Kekana.
The disagreement between the Minister and the SABC board allegedly stemmed from the inability to come to an consensus regarding retrenchments at the broadcaster, a desperate effort to prevent the predicated March 2019 ‘D-Day’ which will see the SABC unable to pay salaries.
The broadcaster will be culling over 900 staff members from its ranks in a desperate bid to stay afloat.
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, spokesperson for the EFF revealed in the party's statement that they had already written to the President on the matter but has yet to receive a response.
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