BREAKING: SABC Chairperson Ellen Tshabalala resigns

The office of the President has released a statement announcing SABC Chairperson, Ellen Tshabalala's resignation.

"President Jacob Zuma has received and accepted the resignation of Ms Ellen Tshabalala as a board member and chairperson of the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, with immediate effect.

The President thanks Ms Tshabalala for her contribution to the public broadcaster and wishes her all the best in her future endeavours."

Office of the President

On Friday, 5 December Tshabalala claimed that there was an agenda against her and that she would not step down from her position.

Speaking to Stephen Grootes on 702, Kate Skinner was one of many who suggested that the Chair resign so that the public broadcaster could deal with more pressing issues.

Earlier this month, Parliament’s Communications Portfolio committee found Tshabalala did not have the BComm degree and post graduate diploma in labour relations from the University of South Africa (Unisa) that she claimed to have and that she had lied when she made a sworn statement saying her certificates were stolen when her home was burgled.

Since the beginning of the inquiry into her qualifications Tshabalala has been adamant that she will not step down because she is not guilty of misrepresenting her qualifications.

Photo: SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala. Christa Eybers/EWN.

Find out more on EWN here.


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