South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) board chair, Jimi Matthews, has cited 'prevailing corrosive atmosphere' in his resignation on Monday.
In a statement released on Twitter, Matthews said 'what is happening at the SABC is wrong, and can no longer be a part of it.'
His resignation comes at a time when SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been severely criticised for banning the public broadcaster from showing violent protests and discouraging journalists from negative reporting.
I have quit the SABC. pic.twitter.com/ZIwa7K5z9c— jimi matthews (@jimimatthews) June 27, 2016
Listen to 702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi break the news on her show, lauding him for his decision: