Mwasa welcomes SABC news head nullification

2010-05-25 11:22

The Media Workers Association of SA (Mwasa) have welcomed the

decision by the SABC board to nullify the appointment of Phil Molefe as head of

the news division.

“Mwasa is relieved at the decision by the SABC board to nullify the

undemocratic process which had resulted in Mr Phil Molefe being installed,”

Mwasa acting general secretary Ernest Dlamini said in a statement.

“We wish to applaud those men and women of integrity in the board

who stood against manipulation by a few whose agenda is ... anomalous with good

governance in the SABC.”

Molefe, who until last week was the acting head of news at the

SABC, had been confirmed in his position by group chief executive Solly Mokoetle

and board chairperson Ben Ngubane.

This was done without the approval of the rest of the board.

On Sunday, the board announced that it had convened and found that

the appointment of Molefe contravened its own rules and was unlawful.

Dlamini called on Mokoetle to “come out clean and take us into

confidence about this regrettable event”.

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