Mokoetle resigns as SABC CEO

2011-01-19 15:15

Johannesburg - Embattled SABC CEO Solly Mokoetle has resigned due to an "irretrievable breakdown" in the relationship between him and the public broadcaster's board, SABC radio reported on Wednesday.

Mokoetle said he was exhausted following a tough six months at the SABC.

He was the SABC's chief operations officer between 2001 and December 2006, and was appointed by former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda.

His appointment was opposed by the SABC board as he reportedly left the state broadcaster in a huff as COO, following a damning audit report compiled by Gobodo Forensic and Investigative Accounting in 2005.

The report found he had badly failed in his corporate governance duties.

A showdown between Mokoetle and the board came after the former nominated Phil Molefe as head of news.

The board eventually suspended him for Molefe's appointment, and also alleged Mokoetle had failed to come up with a turnaround plan for the broadcaster.

The public broadcaster's chief financial officer was appointed acting group CEO.

Mokoetle's disciplinary hearing was suspended recently. He said it was no longer possible for him and the board to work together following a breakdown in their relationship.

Board member Cedric Gina, who attended Mokoetle's press conference, told reporters Mokoetle was not given a "golden handshake". He said there was hope for stability at the SABC following Mokoetle's resignation.

  • Pleb - 2011-01-19 15:32

    Next move together with all your cohorts is Shutter Island !

      BlackSwan - 2011-01-19 16:36

      You clearly just read the book or saw the movie - about the fourth blogg with the same senseless comment. Get creative man

  • Bantu - 2011-01-19 15:34

    Who cares

  • Soothsayer - 2011-01-19 15:40

    I think he was pushed."...was appointed by former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda.Ok! I am not surprised since Nyanda did not make the cut on the new cabinet.

  • ISHMIZA - 2011-01-19 15:44

    It is the South African Bureau of Cu%^s.

  • - 2011-01-19 15:45

    Not much change to be expected as a result of this.

  • BlackSwan - 2011-01-19 15:48

    Wonder what package he got

  • Goose - 2011-01-19 15:49

    Close down the SABC now! They are a drain on taxpayers(who by the way do not watch them yet have to pay them licence fees).

  • - 2011-01-19 15:56

    he was rubbish before and hes rubbish now - along with all the rest of the incapable clots at SABC

  • bill - 2011-01-19 16:00

    Ship of fools....

  • ji - 2011-01-19 16:42

    he has stolen enough to retire on , comes from hiring incompetant and useless people based on BEE , AA and not on honesty and ability to do the actual job .

  • srr.geo77 - 2011-01-19 16:45

    wait for it...he's going to run to the CCMA and claim constructice dismissal next....

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-01-19 16:47

    Why do we have the SABC in any case? There are a few very badly produced shows and very old foreign stuff to fill the gaps. It would make more sense to issue free to air licenses and then rather set up local community TV like they do in the states. Less top brass, more local content and something that I am sure the man in the street wants to watch.

  • Drewster - 2011-01-19 16:54

    Another successful ANC deployment. What a remarkable organisation. I can se why people vote for them. Always keeping interests of the people foremost in their minds. The circus continues.

  • duncan - 2011-01-19 19:53

    Parastatals are used as piggy banks, no one has any intention of working!

  • GhengisKhan - 2011-01-19 21:17

    I can not wait to watch Rambo 2 and 3......................

  • Macho Mike - 2011-01-19 23:15


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