The resignation of John Perlman from the SABC shows that the organisation – and the country – is in deep trouble, writes Xolela Mangcu in Business Day.

It shows that there is deep insecurity about real public debate.  But there is also hope: the fact that most of the people who called in to wish him well were black, shows that when it comes to public debate, it is not the people but the leaders who are out of step. 

Click here to read Mangcu's column, posted on Business day's website.