Sunday, December 23, 2018

December 'farewell party' for former SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago scuppered and pushed to 2019 after the public broadcaster rejects the use of its auditorium when told it's for Kaizer Kganyago.

A "farewell party" for the SABC's former spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago has had to be postponed to early-2019 after the South African public broadcaster denied organisers the use of a SABC auditorium when it was told it would be for Kaizer Kganyago.

The former SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago left the SABC ahead of the expiry of his contract after 13 years.

In mid-August Kaizer Kganyago was moved to a new role and no longer handling media enquiries on behalf of the crises-riddled South African public broadcaster after 13 years.

In a brief statement in late-November, made after Kaizer Kganyago left with no prior notification from the SABC that it was happening, the SABC noted "the departure of Kaizer Kganyago from the SABC".

The SABC said Kaizer Kganyago's contract expires at the end of January 2019 and that he requested to be released from his contract in November 2018  instead of serving his contract until the end of January 2019, and that the SABC agreed to let him go.

Now a "farewell party" for Kaizer Kganyago planned for December has had to be scuppered and reorganised for 2019, with a planned date of 10 January 2019.

The Daily Sun reports that the SABC rejected the application of the Limpopo Artists Movement permission to have a farewell party for Kaizer Kganyago in the auditorium at the SABC's offices in Limpopo after being told that it would be for Kaizer Kganyago.