Right2Know: Maguvhe's resignation doesn't mean parliament is done with inquiry

The resignation of SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) board chairperson, Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe, is said to be a "last ditch effort to save his skin."

Prof Maguvhe's resignation has left the SABC without a board, while it has remained without quorum to perform its duties since the resignation of two previous board members earlier this year.

702's Bruce Whitfield spoke to organiser at Right2Know campaign, Micah Reddy, about the concerning state of affairs at the public broadcaster.

The NGO has been at the forefront of various calls for Hlaudi Motsoeneng to resign and for the SABC board to be dissolved.

It's become clear to him that not only has he failed in his fiduciary duties, but he may well be liable to face criminal charges.

Micah Reddy, Right2Know

The Presidency released a short statement on Monday accepting the resignation and wished him "well on his future endeavours." The public broadcaster is yet to make a statement on the resignation of the only remaining board member.

A parliamentary inquiry by the portfolio committee on communication has opened a can of worms regarding failures in corporate governance, financial mismanagement and questionable editorial decisions under Motsoeneng's leadership.

Minister Faith Muthambi, previous board members, suspended SABC journalists and civil society groups appeared before the members of parliament during the inquiry.

It's uncovered a lot of what's behind the wrongdoing at the SABC. This process needs to continue.

Micah Reddy, Right2Know

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