Thursday, August 12, 2010
BREAKING. SABC board members Barbara Masekela and Magatho Mello resigns; more board resignations will definitely follow.
It's starting. I can confirm that Barbara Masekela and Magatho Mello, both SABC board member have resigned. According to sources I just spoke to, more SABC board resignations will definitely follow.
''Their situation is completely untenable,'' a source speaking of the SABC board and who's very close to the SABC board just told me. ''The acrimony and intense dislike of dr Ben Ngubane and Solly Mokoetle can't be overstated. There is a massive disconnect between the majority of the SABC board and Ngubane who is trying every trick in the book to force the SABC board to accept the appointment of Phil Molefe as the head of news. They simply won't do it.'' Another source close to the SABC board tells me: ''Last year's SABC board battles will pale in comparison to what is coming now. SABC board members are not going to go quietly. It was a last resort but the SABC board is now making it clear that urgent and decisive government intervention is necessary to act upon the flagrant flouting of corporate governance by the SABC's chair.''