ANC Statement on resignation of SABC Board Members

6 December 2018

The African National Congress has noted reports of the resignation of four Directors from the Board of the SABC. We are concerned by the continuing insatbility at the public broadcaster and call on government to ensure that everything is done to return SABC to normalcy and its stability is sustained.

We have similary noted reports that suggest that the ANC has encouraged some of these Board members to resign. Insinuations that the ANC is involved in attempts to sabotage the SABC Board to achieve political ends is at best a desperate act of scoring cheap poliotical points. we reject the suggestions with the contempt they deserve.

The ANC haas been at the forefront of efforts to stabilize the SABC and we have been encourage by wthe work of Parliamane in this regard.Weare under no illusion abiut the important role the public broadcaster plays in the life of the nation and the importance of ensuring and sustaining a stable environment. The board must be given the space to execute its mandate independently and without fear, favour or prejudice in the best interest of the SABC.

We call on everyone concerned to desist from alarmist tendencies and politicizing these resignations and allow space for the Presidency and Parliament to deal with the matter in the best interest of the country.

Issued by African National Congress

Pule Male
National Spokesperson
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