SABC board chair quits

2009-06-04 21:00

Johannesburg - SABC board chairperson Kanyi Mkhonza resigned following a board meeting on Thursday, the broadcaster announced.

"(Mkhonza) has decided to step down from this position in the interest of the SABC. She will however continue to be a member of the Board," said spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago in a statement.

In the meantime, board member Ashwin Trikamjee has been appointed as acting chairperson of the board.

Kganyago said this matter had been communicated to the SABC's shareholder, the Department of Communications.