The ANCÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s parliamentary caucus has publicly demanded the resignation of four SABC board members, write Ndivhuho Mafela and Moipone Malefane in the Sunday Times.
The four were appointed by supporters of President Thabo Mbeki shortly before he was ousted by Jacob Zuma as head of the ANC .
Caucus spokesman Khotso Khumalo told the Sunday Times yesterday that the ANC wanted Gloria Serobe, Christine Qunta, Andile Mbeki and Peter Vundla to step down.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ (If they do not) we will move for the dissolution of the whole board and start the process afresh. We want a credible board,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Khumalo said.
The Sunday Times has learned that the four have consulted MbekiÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s closest Cabinet adviser, Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad, who urged them not to quit.
Khumalo said the portfolio committee had originally recommended Randall Howard, general secretary of the SA Transport and Allied WorkersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Union; Sizwe Shezi, president of the South African Youth Council; Sam Gulube, CEO of the Universal Service Agency; and lawyer Nomazotho Balane for the four positions .
ANC sources said the caucus also wanted former presidential spokesman Bheki Khumalo to quit the board. He was nominated by the parliamentary committee, but has since taken a job as spokesman in the Department of Minerals and Energy, which MPs consider a conflict of interest.
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