Rachel Kalidass resigns from SABC Board

Rachel Kalidass has resigned from the SABC board, saying that she has been sidelined and victimised by other board members for voicing her concern about a candidate for the position of group CEO .

In a resignation letter, she raises concerns about the suitability of candidates considered for the GCEO and COO positions.

Though Kalidass does not name this candidate, the Democratic Alliance says it is Alan Mukoki that is the SABC's preferred choice.

Mukoki was at the Land Bank for a period and had serious allegations made against him while he was there.

SOS Coalition coordinator Duduetsang Makuse talks to John Maytham and says they are surprised at such an early board resignation.

That's the whole point of having a board in place - that they get to vet and decide who the candidates are and as long as they are following legally sound processes, we just really need to trust them to do their job at this point.

Duduetsang Makuse, SOS Coalition coordinator

She says there is no way of verifying the board's internal communications around the selection.

It is important for that board to remain independent, and for the public interest to be at the centre of everything decided in that boardroom.

Duduetsang Makuse, SOS Coalition coordinator

Listen to Makuse's view on what is happening right now with the SABC board:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Rachel Kalidass resigns from SABC Board


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