“SABC lacks proper leadership”, says Minister
Written by Chizoba Gule on September 29, 2017
According to Minisister of Communications Ayanda Dlodlo, SABC is a dying venture.
In an interview with News24, she asserts that in the past the broadcasting company has been under poor management. It says nothing about the content creators, the people who work there or the news rooms. It is more the fact that the media house has been run deep into the ground by people who do not have the proper skills as well as those who do not have the sustainability of the business at heart.
When we look into getting a new CEO, we need to look into someone who has earned their merit, and one who has a strong hand it turn around strategy, says the Minister.
As it stands, the SABC has no permannent Chief Executive Officer, Financial Executive Officer or Chief Operations Officer.
The minister states that there has been extreme failure in trying to fill these positions and as it stands, they are back at the drawing board. The speck as well as the cadidate pool needs to be broadended and relooked at.
Minister Dlodlo strongly asserted that Hlaudi Moetsoeneng, who has been expelled and is still fighting in court, has no future at SABC while she is around.
To echo her sentiments, The Daily Maverick reports that SABC’s legal team state that Hlaudi should immediately be removed from his position. The report is that he was “grossly insubordinate” and went out of his way to attract negative attention to the broadcasting station.
Hlaudi has rebutted by attempting to stall court proceedings by alerting SABC about his application to the CCMA.