'We want an SABC that gives us news' - ANC

The African National Congress (ANC) has called for Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to either suspend or fire the remaining members of the SABC Board.

Humphrey Maxegwana, Chairperson of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications, said on Wednesday that it will write a letter to the Speaker of Parliament requesting an inquiry into the SABC Board.

At a media briefing on Thursday afternoon, SABC Board Chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe said that the Board will not be leaving the ANC. The public broadcaster's Group Executive for Corporate Affairs Hlaudi Motsoeneng also confirmed that he would not leave the SABC.

Legally speaking there's no Board at the SABC, they can't meet. You don't even know under which name the press conference was convened

Zizi Kodwa, ANC spokesperson

Speaking to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said that the remaining SABC Board members were representing something either than the interests of the national broadcaster.

Clearly, they've defined themselves as something they are protecting. Certainly not as a national asset, which is the national public broadcaster

Something different happened yesterday. You saw the political parties in Parliament united to defend the rule law, but also to defend the in

Kodwa says that the SABC's Board's appearance this week before Parliament's Portfolio Committee of Communications was the beginning of the end for Boards of state-owned enterprises taking unlawful and irrational decisions.

Describing the Portfolio Committee's grilling of the SABC Board, Zizi says that it was encouraging to see different political parties in Parliament unite to defend the rule of law and institutions which defend South Africa's democracy.

The four members that are remaining are more dangerous than Hurricane Matthew

Zizi Kodwa, ANC spokesperson

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