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Parliament, Cape Town - Parliament's portfolio committee on communications released on Tuesday the names of 12 people recommended to President Jacob Zuma for appointment to the SABC board.
The list includes the current interim chairwoman of the board, Ellen Tshabalala, her deputy Noluthando Gosa and a past member of the broadcaster's board, Vusumuzi Mavuso.
The others are Ronnie Lubisi, Thembinkosi Bonakele, Rachel Kalidass, Nomvuyo Mhlakaza, Bongani Khumalo, Mbulaheni Obert Maguvhe, Krish Naidoo, Aaron Tshidzumba and Hope Zinde.
Parliament dissolved the SABC board earlier this year after infighting prompted all but one member to resign.
It interviewed 36 candidates for the new board and had little time left to finalise the nomination process, as the tenure of the interim board ends this month.
In a statement later on Tuesday, Democratic Alliance MP Marian Shinn said Parliament had had the opportunity to select a new board to steer the SABC into calm waters.
“Instead, ANC members of the portfolio committee on communications chose to select candidates on the basis of party political loyalties and not proficiency for the task at hand.”
The 12 board members proposed and accepted by the ANC were rejected by the Democratic Alliance and other political parties.
They felt the proposed board deviated from the draft agreed on by the committee task team last week, and said the ANC was not prepared to negotiate about the proposed board.
“The DA will oppose the ANC in Parliament’s list of SABC board candidates when it is tabled for a vote on Thursday.
“It is disappointing that the ANC in Parliament refused to select a capable and effective board to fix it,” Shinn said.