SABC soap opera continues


First the former Group CEO of public broadcaster SABC Dali Mpofu gunned for the controversial former head of News Snuki Zikalala, then the SABC board gunned for Mpofu, then parliament gunned for the SABC board and then everybody gunned for the former chairperson of the board Khanyi Mkhonza and now, it seems, some SABC staffers are gunning for acting Group CEO, Gab Mampone.

Reports of a “sit-in’ staged outside Mampone’s office on 10 June and calls for his resignation are filtering through the media. Some 50 people reportedly joined the sit-in. The Media Workers of Association of South Africa (MWASA) took part in the sit-in but the Broadcast, Electronic Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) has denied participating. Both unions have been in disputes with the SABC over pay increases.

The Times reports that SABC staffers are calling for a forensic audit into the executive management’s expenditure.

Only last week, on 4 June, Mampone was forced to come face-to-face with irate producers, actors, musicians and unions, protesting against the SABC’s financial and management crisis.


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