SABC denies tension between bosses

2012-06-11 23:08

Johannesburg - The SABC on Monday denied reports of tension between the broadcaster's CEO and acting COO following the resignations of two senior managers.

"The fact that senior managers leave the SABC does not imply that the organisation is in crisis," SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said in a statement.

"Like any other company, employees have the free choice and will to resign from an organisation, to pursue other career avenues."

The broadcaster was responding to a Sunday World newspaper report headlined "SABC Faces New Crisis". It reported on alleged tensions between group chief executive officer Lulama Mokhobo and acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

The SABC called the reports malicious and said the two parties would like to put it on record there had been no "fallout" as suggested in the article, and had worked well together since Mokhobo joined the SABC to lead the organisation.

It also denied reports that Motsoeneng had made "unauthorised executive decisions and pronouncement[s] that have had costly financial implications.

"To the contrary the financial health of the SABC is improving as a result of the co-operative working relationship between the GCEO and acting COO," Kganyago said.

"It is therefore misleading to suggest that they are not in agreement about how the organisation should move forward," Kganyago said.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-06-12 06:51

    This is a very scary organisation. On Monday, this Kaizer tried to justify the SABC's non-showing of the past weekend's rugby on TV after it was advertised to be shown. The scary part is that Kaizer believes the SABC acted correctly. If this is the senior management's attitude, then there can be no future for the SABC as a public broadcaster. It then becomes merely an organisation consuming funds, and adding no value. Would anyone miss the SABC if it were to stop operating? To me it seems to be moving in the direction of "No".

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-06-12 07:12

    SABC never show anything worth watching all the good shows are on late. Besides the to much of a cheap skate to outbid Supersport for rights to show the rugby

  • Mo Iqraam - 2012-06-12 07:21

    what can i say?? blacks involved yet again

  • logical007 - 2012-06-12 07:48

    lie, lie, lie, deny!!!!!!! seems to be the way these days in all government owned companies. I guess They learn from the best!

  • johann.visser.98 - 2012-06-12 07:55

    ag shame,sabc fighting on who should get wat,no pride in your work...get people that know how to do the job,BEEE is protecting all the black idiots that cant work for their money no pride in your work or vision for growth.That doesnt go for all blacks , but sho sho sho some of you black people are giving the rest a realy bad name just generelizing hahaha loosers that is just stealing and too little bussiness skills to grow viva ANC viva.Digging your own hole people still voting for them,now you ask why their isnt jobs....or decent growth in this country.

      mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-06-12 08:28

      why insulting blacks now.

  • kmaruma - 2012-06-12 09:45

    SABC is joke

  • kmaruma - 2012-06-12 09:46

    Why are we insulted now?

  • vletsoalo - 2012-06-12 09:55

    SABC is boring, they fail to televised our beloved national rugby team (springboks) against England on saturday. Even if it was televised, it would a be delayed game not live.

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