SABC axes board chair

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THE CRI­SIS at the SABC es­ca­lated when its board mem­bers forced chair­man Khanyi Mkhonza to re­sign by pass­ing a mo­tion of no con­fi­dence on her lead­er­ship. That hap­pened as South Africa’s be­lea­guered pub­lic broad­caster is des­per­ately in need of a cash bail-out to the tune of R1bn to pay its R800m deficit as well as an­gry in­de­pen­dent pro­duc­ers. THE SUN­DAY TIMES said the board’s de­ci­sion was a des­per­ate at­tempt to ex­tri­cate it­self from hav­ing to take col­lec­tive re­spon­si­bil­ity for the chaotic mess it’s in. It said the en­tire board should go. Busi­ness Day wel­comed Mkhonza’s res­ig­na­tion and called for a fresh start that would re­quire the re­moval of the cur­rent board.


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