BREAKING: Another SABC Board Member Has Resigned

And then it was four: Another resigns from SABC board. PICTURE: Robbie Tshabalala

JOHANNESBURG: Mathatha Tsedu has become the fourth SABC board member to hand in his resignation, it is reported. 

This means that the board is no longer quorate. They will have a 30-day grace period in which they can make decisions. 

Earlier this week, three other board members handed in their resignations. 

The Republic Mail has seen the resignation letters of Krish Naidoo, deputy chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama and DA-nominee John Mattison.

Naidoo confirmed to News24 that he resigned on Tuesday. He said he had come to the realisation that there was no point in staying on.

“As I said in my letter, the inability of some of the board members to understand the difference between corporate independence, accountability, and political interference has led to a breakdown in the relationship with the minister. That was my turning point.

The SABC, in a short statement released on Tuesday, said it had “noted” reports that three members of its board had resigned and referred all queries to the Presidency.

The broadcaster also denied that its group chief executive Madoda Mxakwe had also resigned.

The resignations follow a strained meeting between the board, newly-appointed Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, and her deputy, Pinky Kekana, last Thursday.