JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday appointed a new board to run the embattled South African Broadcasting Corporation.

In a terse statement, the Presidency said Zuma, in terms of the South African Broadcasting Act (Act no. 4 of 1999) and on the recommendation of the National Assembly, appointed members to the Board of the SABC.

"The following persons have been appointed for a period of five years, with immediate effect: Ms Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, Mr Krish Naidoo, Ms Khanyisile Kweyama, Mr John Matisonn, Mr Mathatha Tsedu, Ms Rachel Kalidass, Mr Michael Markovitz, Mr Bongumusa Makhathini, Mr Victor Rambau, Mr Dinkwanyane Mohuba and Mr Jack Phalane," said the Presidency.

"The President has further designated Mr Bongumusa Makhathini as Chairperson and Ms Febe Potgieter-Gqubule as Deputy Chairperson of the SABC Board.

"President Zuma wishes all members of the Board all the best during their tenure at the public broadcaster."

The appointments came three weeks after the deadline and on the same day when Media Monitoring Africa was threatening to take the matter to court.

- African News Agency