ANC proposes controversial Snuki Zikalala for SABC board

The continuous financial issues and controversy with their board, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) are in desperate need of a good, functioning board.

Parliament is in the process of shortlisting candidates to interview for that new SABC board. Reporting from Parliament, EWN reporter Rahima Essop says that the various political parties have come up with their own candidates to be shortlisted.

Some of the parties preferred candidates overlap, with many members favouring the interim board members.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

These include names like interim chair person Khanyisile Kweyama and interim board members Mathatha Tsedu, Krish Naidoo and John Mattison.

When it comes to the candidates, put forward by the African National Congress (ANC) Essop says two surprising candidates that came up were Ronald Lamola and Snuki Zikalala.

The concerns of Parliament appointing a good board given their short comings in the past remain a concern. Essop says there are two approaches to this - an optimistic one and a skeptical approach depending on your views.

The ANC people on this committee want to see the SABC returned to financial stability and the culture of good governance. But if the ANC are not committed to choosing board members who are independent minded, seasoned and committed to good governance, it is unlikely we'll see a change.

Rahima Essop, EWN reporter

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