SABC staff embarrassed

2008-05-16 00:00

Johannesburg — SABC employees are embarrassed to show their business cards in public, said acting CEO Gabriel Mampone.

Mampone, who replaced suspended CEO Dali Mpofu, and SABC chairperson Khanyi Mkhonza were addressing employees at the broadcaster’s offices here on Wednesday.

“There is no doubt the SABC trademark has incurred terrible damage,” Mampone told the staff. “People are embarrassed to show their business cards in public. This shows that something is seriously wrong.

“People are making jokes about the public broadcaster over their tea or their beer.

“Change is necessary. We can’t afford to be the nation’s joke all the time …”

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