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.”