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sabcSunday World reports that MTN group executive for corporate affairs Chris Maroleng has hung up on the telecoms giant to replace Hlaudi Motsoeneng as SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operating Officer (COO).  

The former current affairs anchor will start his new job next month.  This was confirmed by three senior managers at the public broadcaster.  The managers, who asked not be named, commented that Maroleng's appointment showed that the new SABC board meant serious business and had intentions of setting the bar high.  An insider commented:  “They wanted to uplift the post's stature to a higher level and their decision also took into consideration the fact that the post was held by a candidate with no matric before.  So for them, having a candidate with broadcasting experience and proven track record at executive level was key."  Maroleng neither confirmed nor denied his appointment at the public broadcaster.  SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said:  "The process of finalising the appointment is underway and we will announce to the public as soon as it is completed."

  • Read this report by Aubrey Mothombeni in full at SowetanLive

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