JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma has accepted the resignation of two SABC board members on Tuesday.
The presidency said that Zuma has accepted the resignation of Vuyo Mhlakaza and Dr Aaron Tshidzumba with immediate effect.
Their resignation means chairman, Mbulaheni Maguvhe is the only non-executive member remaining.
Last month, the public broadcaster’s board members appeared before the parliamentary communications portfolio committee, where Krish Naidoo and Vusi Mavuso dropped a bombshell by resigning, distancing themselves from controversial decisions taken by the board.
The SABC’s leadership has been plunged into chaos after a court ruling deemed Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer as irrational and unlawful.
Maguvhe has vowed not to step down regardless of an inquiry into the affairs of the SABC.
Parliament’s ad hoc committee set up to probe the SABC board’s fitness to hold office met on Tuesday morning.
The committee will receive legal advice on how to proceed with the inquiry.