DA Shadow Minister of Communications, Phumzile Van Damme Photo: David Ritchie/Independent Media

CAPE TOWN - The Former Land Bank CEO, Alan Mukoki is alleged to be a preferred candidate by public broadcaster's board for the SABC CEO position.

According to the Democratic Alliance, almost all the SABC board members are in favour of Mukoki's appointment.

"The DA strongly encourages the SABC board to reconsider and save the public broadcaster a likely long-drawn-out battle for Mukoki’s removal as Group's CEO," said DA Shadow Minister of Communications, Phumzile Van Damme. 

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Van Damme claims that Mukoki's tenure at Land Bank led to the bank being placed under administration and transferred to the National Treasury.  

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The SABC spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago, says the DA is unfair, irresponsible and unprofessional for interfering with the SABC appointment procedures.

"I will regard this as an interference, the DA should be patient and wait for the completion of processes, then the announcement will be made by the SABC," said Kganyago.

Kganyago asserted that DA is not entitled to comment on matters of the SABC.

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In July 2017, Nomsa Philiso was appointed as the SABC's acting CEO, following the resignation of James Aguma. The public broadcaster's interim board term ended in September, Kganyago says this one of the factors which affected the appointment of the new CEO.

- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE