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Ex SABC board member breaks his silence

SABC board member, Krish Naidoo, announced his resignation during a meeting with Parliament's portfolio committee on communications on Wednesday. He was joined by fellow board member Vusi Mavuso, who also announced his resignation and supported the call that the controversial board be dissolved.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies, Naidoo says he started speaking out publicly after the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that Hlaudi Motsoeneng's appointment as COO was irrational.

He says had he not resigned, the board would've appointed Motsoeneng as acting COO.

According to Naidoo, the board appointed its own lawyers to try and justify that the Public Protector's findings on Motsoeneng were incorrect, and that's where the problem started.

He says the board erred in that regard.

Naidoo told presenter Kieno Kammies that he only heard about Motsoeneng's R10 million bonus in the media. He says the matter was not brought up during the board sittings.

It was reported that Motsoeneng was paid R10 million for brokering a deal with MultiChoice in 2013.

When it did surface in September 2013 I had a look at the contract and my advice to the board was that the contract was unlawful and that was the last I heard from the board on that matter.

Krish Naidoo, board member at the SABC

Listen to the full conversation below:


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