The SABC's board is expected to be dissolved after board members appealed for the parliamentary communications committee to this happen yesterday, reports Linda Ensor for Business Day.
The call came after the
resignation of a further two board members yesterday and followed a plea by
Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda who said that everyone ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â the
Department of Communications, the committee, the board and SABC
executive management ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â shared responsibility for the malaise and should
stop the hunt for people to blame.
dissolve us. Please appoint an interim board. Please begin the process
of appointing a permanent board,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â board member Andile Mbeki said at the
end of a 3 day inquiry by the communications committee, under the
Broadcasting Act, to determine whether the board had and could perform
its fiduciary duties.
MbekiÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s plea was
endorsed by his fellow board members and was made after the surprise
resignation announcement by Gloria Serobe and former chairwoman Kanyi
Mkonza who said the board was unsustainable as it lacked political
support, with none having been forthcoming from the new government
believe strongly that the current situation at the SABC is irreversible
unless urgent steps are taken to put in place an interim board that
will lead the broadcaster while members for the new board are being
sought,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â the ANCÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s parliamentary caucus said in a statement.