SABC axes board chair
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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