What a mess! The CEO suspends the head of news; the board of directors suspends the CEO; the parliamentary portfolio committee passes a vote of no confidence in the board. They have trashed it in the process. Nearly all its best professional journalists, broadcasters, programmers and film makers have either been fired or have quit in disgust. Those who are left cower in unproductive corners, trying to survive the hissing snakes who dominate the place. As a result the SABC has lost all quality and credibility.