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Parliament, Cape Town - The Creative Workers Union of SA (CWUSA) welcomed on Tuesday the resignation of several SABC board members.
“We believe that the former board members have done an honourable thing to step down with dignity and allow a new search for an interim board that will serve in a manner that is in line with corporate governance,” it said in a statement.
“We wish all of them the best in their relative roles as they go back into their different areas of expertise and spheres of national development and growth.”
The SABC board was officially dissolved on Tuesday after a heated meeting of Parliament's communications portfolio committee.
Before the disbanding, one of the last two remaining board members, Suzanne Vos, gave the committee her views on the events leading up to the resignation of nine board members in the past week or so.
She accused Communications Minister Dina Pule of interfering in the board's operations.
Addressing the committee earlier, Pule denied she was guilty of political interference, an allegation made by Vos and another board member Cedric Gina.
“If I had interfered, some of the things at the board would not have happened... I wish I had interfered,” Pule said.
The committee formally disbanded the board, and was expected to nominate members for an interim board in the afternoon. The National Assembly was expected to discuss the matter later in the day. - Sapa