PRESIDENT AWAITING CONCLUSION OF PARLIAMENT’S PROBE BEFORE NAMING NEW SABC BOARD

President Jacob Zuma will wait for the National Assembly to conclude its inquiry into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) before he appoints an interim board for the broadcaster, the Presidency says.

President Jacob Zuma recently accepted the resignation of the Chairman of the Board of the SABC, Professor Mbulaheni Obert Maguvhe. He was the only board remaining member left, after two other members resigned last month.

According the Broadcasting Act, 1998, the National Assembly may, after an inquiry and by the adoption of a resolution, recommend the dissolution of the SABC Board,” the Presidency said in a statement here Wednesday.

Upon the dissolution of the board, the President is required by the Broadcasting Act to appoint an interim board consisting of three executive members of the board and five persons recommended by the National Assembly.”

The Broadcasting Act requires the President to appoint the interim board within 10 days of receiving recommendations from the National Assembly. The interim board is appointed for a period not exceeding six months.

The President will wait for the National Assembly to conclude its inquiry. Any further decision regarding the SABC board will be guided by the recommendations of the National Assembly, the Presidency said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK