A third member of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board, Fadila Lagadien has resigned., according to a report on sabcnews.com.


She cites a lack of leadership on the board of the public broadcaster. She's refused to elaborate on her decision. Lagadien is the third member of the current board to resign this year after Peter Vundla and Christine Qunta.

Lagadien says she sent through her resignation to the Presidency on April 21. She adds that it was a very tough decision to make. “The risk on me as a non-executive director was very great. I don't personally have the powers to change anything,” she said.

SABC Spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago, says they cannot confirm Lagadien's resignation as they have not received a letter from her.

Meanwhile, former SABC Board Deputy Chairperson, Christine Qunta has criticised the Chairperson of the board Khanyi Mkhonza for lacking leadership abilities to deal with the problems faced by the public broadcaster. Speaking for the first time about her resignation, Qunta said that the lack of leadership from board chairperson forced her to resign.

“The reason for my resignation is that I felt there was a singular lack of leadership on the part of the board chairperson. That lack of leadership capability has some consequences in that some actions that she took exposed me as a non-executive director to risks which I really felt I was not prepared to accept," she said.

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