The SABC confirmed that Chris Maroleng, the broadcaster’s chief operating officer’s contract, had ended.
Maroleng indicated that he would fight the suspension until a disciplinary committee found him guilty of gross negligence.
His contract ended with immediate effect and Tshifiwa Malaudzi, head of the commercial division at the SABC, was also suspended earlier this month.
The resignation of the SABC Board of Directors was one of the first incidents this year to show that everything is not well in the SABC’s structures.
Maroleng was found guilty of three complaints. He was found guilty of not fulfilling his responsibility to manage the entity correctly.
His appointment of Marcia Mahlalela and Carmen Schneider was also contrary to the Council’s policy. Meanwhile, Tshifhiwa Mulaaudzi, head of the commercial unit, was suspended last week pending an investigation.
Meanwhile, the bankrupt SABC’s new directors have been named after the previous Council resigned, but observers are not convinced that the new council will rectify the crippled broadcasting service.
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