Zuma approves SABC interim board

2013-04-08 22:17
Jacob Zuma (Picture: GCIS)

Jacob Zuma (Picture: GCIS)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has endorsed the interim SABC board recommended by Parliament, the communications department said on Monday.

The interim board comprises chairperson Zandile Tshabalala, her deputy Noluthando Gosa, economist Iraj Abedian, former public service commission member Vusumzi Mavuso, and chartered accountant Ronnie Lubisi.

Last month, Parliament adopted a resolution to dissolve the SABC board and recommended an interim board to guide the public broadcaster.

"The next process is that the board now deals with the day-to-day strategic issues that the SABC board has to deal with," department spokesperson Siyabulela Qoza said.

Qoza said Communications Minister Dina Pule met the interim board during bilateral meetings on Thursday. The interim board can sit for only six months.

Parliament is now expected to initiate a public process of inviting people to serve on a permanent board, and interviewing them.

In March, Zuma accepted the resignations of most members of the SABC board, including chairperson Ben Ngubane and his deputy Thami ka Plaatjie.

He later received and accepted the resignations of Lumko Mtimde, John Danana, Cedric Gina, Desmond Golding, Cawe Mahlati, and Noluthando Gosa.

The exodus followed a row between Ngubane and the board, reportedly about acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng's tenure.

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