Faith Muthambi takes responsibility of SABC

By Drum Digital
15 January 2015

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the board of the SABC.

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the board of the SABC, she said on Wednesday.

"...In terms of the signed Memorandum of Incorporation (MoI), the minister is the sole shareholder in the corporation acting on behalf of the South African government," she said in a statement.

"The minister therefore has the responsibility to ensure effective and efficient functioning of the board and ultimately the corporation as a whole in her capacity as the executive authority."

Muthambi was responding to Democratic Alliance MP Gavin Davis who said she sent certain members of the SABC board letters, requesting that they give her reasons why they should not be suspended.

"The DA understands from several sources that Minister Faith Muthambi has written to certain SABC board members requesting that they give her reasons why they should not be suspended.

"They have been given until the 15 January to respond," Davis said in a statement released on Tuesday.

He said board member Professor Bongani Khumalo, had reportedly resigned as a result of this.

Khumalo's resignation came less than a month after SABC board chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala resigned.

Tshabalala had been under fire for not providing proof of her academic qualifications, as requested by a parliamentary committee.

Last year, the public broadcaster's CEO Lulama Mokhobo resigned, while chief financial officer, Gugu Duda was fired for misconduct.

Find Love!

Men
Women