JOHANNESBURG – Former SABC CEO Jimi Matthews says the public broadcaster would be better off without its current head Hlaudi Motsoeneng.
He also admitted that he was complicit in ensuring that the EFF was given limited coverage by the SABC at the behest of Motsoeneng and unnamed ANC members.
But Matthews’s revelations massively contradict statements he made under oath, in which he said the SABC could not afford to lose Motsoeneng.
The SABC’s lawyers have previously described Matthews’ resignation letter as “hearsay”, and said it didn’t directly make any negative claims about Motsoeneng’s leadership.
Now that he’s publicly confirmed his criticism of Motsoeneng, it seems inevitable that he will have to explain himself to the courts.
Also politically problematic is Matthews’ claim that he was complicit in ensuring that the EFF was given limited coverage by the SABC.