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ANC's Jackson Mthembu lambastes SABC for 'wrong' COO appointment

The ANC’s Jackson Mthembu says that the SABC has disrespected the South African public by implementing its broadcast ban on violent protests without consulting other stakeholders.

It's disrespectful, concerning and [goes against] the public mandate that the SABC carries.

Jackson Mthembu, ANC's chief whip in Parliament

Mthembu was adamant that the right recruitment processes were not followed in the appointment of embattled SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

We cannot, as the ANC, glorify wrong appointments.

Jackson Mthembu, ANC's chief whip in Parliament

He says that the public broadcaster needs to be run by someone competent and with experience.

When that process was not followed at the SABC, I think that things went astray... There are laws in this country.

Jackson Mthembu, ANC's chief whip in Parliament

The party says it wants answers about the SABC's controversial editorial decisions and will hold a meeting with Communications Minister Faith Muthambi on Monday.

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Motsoeneng pulls out of planned meeting with campaigners

Motsoeneng pulls out of planned meeting with campaigners

The Right2Know campaign and Save our SABC coalition say they will continue to pressurise the public broadcaster to let them in.

SABC "power grab" right on cue, as ANC faces looming succession battle - expert

SABC "power grab" right on cue, as ANC faces looming succession battle - expert

Media expert, Professor Jane Duncan says there is a clear line leading from government control to the editorial affairs at SABC.

SACP slams SABC for poor governance and failure to fulfill its public mandate

SACP slams SABC for poor governance and failure to fulfill its public mandate

SACP has criticised the SABC for its alleged "personality cult", built on populist policy centred around COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Matthews' exit calls for SABC to hit the panic button - Media Monitoring Africa

Matthews' exit calls for SABC to hit the panic button - Media Monitoring Africa

Former acting CEO, Jimi Matthews, quit saying the corrosive atmosphere at the SABC impacted negatively on his moral judgement.

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

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

SABC chair, Jimi Matthews, made his resignation public on Twitter sending shock waves in the industry.