While the R11,6m golden handshake between former SABC group chief
executive Dali Mpofu and the broadcaster has been welcomed by the ANC,
the agreement does not sit well with some of the countryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s opposition
parties, writes Steven Tau in The Citizen.
The ANCÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Brian Sokutu yesterday said the agreement would go a long way to bring much-needed stability to the corporation.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe SABC had gone through a period where there was no permanent CEO or head of news ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ this did not send out a good message in terms of stable leadership.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe believe the interim board will now be in a position to appoint permanent people to these key positions,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â he said.
While SABC interim board chairman Irene Charnley described the agreement as an ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œimportantÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â step to stabilise the corporation, the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Congress of the People (Cope) have expressed different sentiments.
Cope said: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWhile there may be good reasons why the SABC interim board had to get rid of the individual at any price, we trust this settlement will not exonerate Mpofu from executive responsibility for the financial and managerial crisis he leaves behind.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
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