Thursday, August 26, 2010

The folly of the seemingly supercilious Solly: The SABC's group CEO just says: ''I don't answer questions.''

''I don't answer questions.''

That is the response of the SABC's group CEO, Solly Mokoetle, to Sapa when the South African public broadcaster's executive was asked to respond on his disciplinary process.

The SABC board has served Solly Mokoetle with a letter ordering him to justify why he shouldn't be suspended for allegedly failing to come up with a turn-around strategy for the troubled SABC. Solly Mokoetle has not yet responded to the letter, according to the SABC, and Solly Mokoetle is also not talking. On Tuesday in parliament dr Ben Ngubane, SABC board chairman, said that Solly Mokoetle is being ''victimized'' by the SABC board.

The SABC board wants to get rid of both dr Ben Ngubane and Solly Mokoetle after both blatantly flouted SABC corporate governance regulations when dr Ben Ngubane ordered Solly Mokoetle to appoint Phil Molefe as the broadcaster's head of news - a decision that never came before the SABC board who's job it is to make this appointment.