BREAKING: SABC Deputy Board Chair Resigns

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JOHANNESBURG: The SABC has confirmed that its deputy board chairperson Febe  Potgieter-Gqubule has resigned to take up a post with the African National Congress (ANC).

ANC member Potgieter-Gqubule has quit as an South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board member, just five months after she was formally appointed, and has swapped her position at the public broadcaster for a permanent job as the ruling party’s general manager.

Potgieter-Gqubule says she will now move to Luthuli House where she will focus on strengthening operations ahead of the 2019 general election.

She was part of a board appointed last year.

She says she can’t do both jobs.

“I think it would be a conflict of interest and I, therefore, resigned as the deputy chairperson of the SABC board.”