Talk about SABC CEO overload - all ready to do battle with each other! This is like Transformers - Dark Side of the Moon, but just in real life.
After denying a growing rift, the fact that there is a two day disciplinary hearing for Phil Molefe starting today at the SABC, seems to suggest that indeed there's more than just a "human resources issue" as to why Phil Molefe, the SABC's head of news and current affairs was placed on "special leave" earlier this year - now for almost 3 months already.
A disciplinary hearing means someone is of the opinion that someone did something wrong. Meanwhile the SABC isn't talking.
The SABC's CEO Lulama Mokhobo on the one side is squaring off, starting today (and continuing Monday) with Phil Molefe - who used to be the acting CEO of the SABC before Lulama Mokhobo got the job.
To make things even more interesting and to add spice to the mix of the latest SABC drama, is that Dali Mpofu is Phil Molefe's legal council. Now, Dali Mpofu is a former SABC CEO as well, besides being a lawyer. So basically there is at least three people in a room who've served in the office of SABC CEO. Will the room be big enough?
Of course CEO is just one letter away from EGO, and today's start of an epic clash about news diaries and authority and allegedly leaking information to the press should be as interesting as a Transformers movie: "I am Megatron! But I am Optimus Prime! You're all pathetic; I am Sentinel Prime! (said with Spock's voice)".