SABC chair, Jimi Matthews, cites 'corrosive atmosphere' in resignation letter

South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) board chair, Jimi Matthews, has cited 'prevailing corrosive atmosphere' in his resignation on Monday.

In a statement released on Twitter, Matthews said 'what is happening at the SABC is wrong, and can no longer be a part of it.'

His resignation comes at a time when SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been severely criticised for banning the public broadcaster from showing violent protests and discouraging journalists from negative reporting.

Listen to 702/Cape Talk's Redi Tlhabi break the news on her show, lauding him for his decision:

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