Kanyisiwe Mkhonza, the chairperson of the SABC board, nearly cried after facing a vote of no confidence in her leadership, writes Edwin Naidu in the Sunday Independent.

Some of Mkhonza's colleagues have asked her to step down after she was accused of being at the centre of the controversies that have pushed the public broadcaster to the brink of collapse.

"Board members met two weeks ago to tell her that they think she should go, in the interests of ensuring (that) the organisation is able to rise from the crisis," a board member said.

One board member told Mkhonza: "We understand your difficulty with not getting a salary and can work to help you find something.

"Every scandal at the SABC has revolved around you; we think it is time for you to go."

Mkhonza's controversial reign – along with that of Christine Qunta, who resigned as the board's deputy chairwoman on April 1, reportedly after falling out with Mkhonza – has resulted in more than a year of turmoil at the SABC.

Under Mkhonza's watch, the SABC has been embroiled in one legal battle after another, costing the corporation millions of rands.

Top businessman Peter Vundla quit the board in March, reportedly fed up and afraid that his reputation was being tarnished by being involved in the body governing the SABC, which has gone from making a profit in the previous year to suffering losses estimated at R1 billion in the past financial year.

Mkhonza and the board are on borrowed time with the ANC, which is set to wield the axe when a new administration comes into place after Wednesday's elections.

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