Presidency says Zuma being thorough with SABC board appointments

In early September, Parliament recommended 12 people to serve in the new SABC Board.

These names were then sent to President Jacob Zuma for the new SABC Board to be appointed.

But a month later, the new Board still has not been appointed, resulting in speculation.

READ: When will the communications ministry appoint a permanent SABC board?

ALSO READ: Dlodlo "disingenuous" for blaming Saqa for SABC board delays: Brown

The Presidency says that it is concerned about "rumours and gossip" being reported about the SABC Board appointments.

It says that due process is being followed in the appointment of the new board.

Spokesperson for the Presidency Dr Bongani Ngqulunga says there is no delay now that the president has all the necessary information.

We cannot assume that because one arm of the state has done its process therefore we should assume that all necessary checks have been done.

Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, spokesperson

The President has a responsibility to make sure that people who get appointed to any board are fit and proper persons.

Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, spokesperson

The President had to be thorough because in the final analysis the buck stops with the President.

Dr Bongani Ngqulunga, spokesperson

Ngqulunga says the appointments will be announced soon.

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