With Hlaudi Motsoeneng's influence still pervasive at the SABC, and traces of his corruption still evident, current newly appointed COO, Chris Maroeleng speaks to Eusebius McKaiser about his plans are to turn the embattled public broadcaster around.
After having accessed that operating model, we can then say whether we have an SABC that is fit for purpose in terms of executing on the crucial mandate which we are enjoying to fulfill through the Broadcasting Act and the SABC Charter.— Chris Maroeleng, SABC COO
Maroleng addressed the Sakhina Kamwendo issue where the presenter was taken off air during her show and said the incident "was as a result of poor planning within that platform, by the production team, by the management of the platform" and they are trying to rectify that.
There was a failure even on the day to have guests who should have been lined for the platform which resulted in the exposure of the presenter of the presenter Sakina Kamwendo.— Chris Maroleng, SABC COO
Even new producers don't know whether they are coming or going...there's a whole hot mess going on there...it reeks of bullying.— Eusebius McKaiser, 702/CapeTalk anchor
We can do so much better in ensuring that the people and the culture - of the way in which we manage our people - is transformed.— Chris Maroleng, SABC COO
Maroleng admits consultation could have been better.
Tempers flared up after being asked about the powers of the SABC board and who hires and fires staff.
And @ChrisMaroleng STORMS out of my studio, upset. Sorry, mate, I do not do anyone favours with soft ball questions. The SABC is too important to society. You can be upset. I do my job, without fear or favour. @Radio702 @CapeTalk— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) April 18, 2018
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