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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Zola Yeye, the SABC's provincial general manager in the Eastern Cape and former Springbok rugby player, retires after 24 years with the SABC.

Zola Yeye, the SABC's provincial general manager for the Eastern Cape has retired after 24 years with the public broadcaster.

Zola Yeye retired at the end of September after he started his career in December 1991 with the SABC.

Zola Yeye joined the SABC in 1991 first as a journalist and then moving on to national assignment editor at the SABC's news division in Johannesburg.

He then became the regional news editor for TV and radio in the Eastern Cape at the SABC, after which he was appointed as the executive producer of News Hour.

In 2003 Zola Yeye was appointed general manager for the Eastern Cape province at the SABC, a position he held for 12 years.

Zola Yeye was a former South African international rugby player who also for a period served as Springbok team manager.

"Zola Yeye will be remembered for his immense contribution to the success of the SABC," says Sully Motsweni, SABC corporate affairs executive.

"His retirement is a great loss to us but a well-deserved respite for him," says Sully Motsweni.