Mavuso laments "institutional genocide" after resigning from SABC board

Vusi Mavuso has defended his decision to resign from the SABC board three years after a string of scandals that has public broadcaster.

Mavuso resigned during a Parliamentary portfolio committee meeting on Wednesday as members of parliament quizzed the board on the re-appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Speaking to 702's John Robbie he said that it was important for him to act in the interests of the public and try address his concerns in an ethical way. However, he realised that his efforts weren't bearing fruit and decided to resign.

Mavuso started serving on the interim board in 2013 and was formerly appointed in September 2015.

My conscience couldn't allow me to continue in the trajectory in which the board was going.

Vusi Mavuso, former SABC board member

He said that the final straw came when he found out about Motsoeneng's R11.4 million bonus upon his return to the broadcaster as group executive for corporate affairs, after being removed as the COO (Chief Operations Officer) in accordance with a Western Cape High Court ruling that his appointment to the position was invalid.

The SABC board has since been left without a quorum after Mavuso's resignation together with Krish Naidoo.

Listen to the interview below:

When I read in the media that a bonus of R 11.4 billion has been awarded to Mr Motsoeneng without me knowing about it, that could not be countenanced.

Vusi Mavuso, former SABC board member
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