Limpopo co-operative governance MEC Clifford Motsepe has resigned from the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Since the present board took office in 2010, six board members have resigned, leaving six in office.
According to a report in The New Age, SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago confirmed that Motsepe resigned “long before” the South African Communist Party (SACP) called for his withdrawal. Kganyago stressed that Motsepe had not attended a board meeting since resigning.
The SACP was quoted in the report as saying “we can’t have a politician [Motsepe] in the SABC’.
Cosatu affiliate, the Communication Workers Union (CWU), has welcomed the resignation. (Additional source: TV with Thinus).