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sabcANA reports that Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has come under fire from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which has accused her of interfering with the independence of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board.  

The EFF was reacting to Kubayi-Ngubane’s statement that Cabinet was responsible for appointment processes of executives at the public broadcaster.  ”We reject this as yet another attempt to interfere with the independence of the SABC board in doing its work.  On 6 December 2017, the North Gauteng High Court ordered that the appointment of executive members of the SABC must be done by non-executive members of the SABC board.  The court further indicated that appointments will be done after consultation with the minister, which means that her opinion is not binding to the choices of executive appointments by the board,” the EFF pointed out.  This followed weekend reports that MTN’s group executive for corporate affairs Chris Maroleng would take over as chief operating officer at the SABC, replacing highly controversial former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.  Kubayi-Ngubane on Monday denied the appointment.  The EFF urged her to respect appointment processes by the board.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Communications minister denies knowledge of new SABC COO appointment, at The Citizen
  • And also, Drama at SABC over new chief, at SowetanLive

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