SABC appoints acting CEO and COO

File photo: Independent Media

File photo: Independent Media

Published Jul 24, 2017


Johannesburg - The SABC has appointed Nomsa Philiso as acting SABC CEO to replace James Aguma who resigned last week. 

Other appointments include Bessie Tugwana as Chief Operations Officer and Thabile Dlamini as acting Chief Financial Officer. 

The trio will only serve until October 2017, TimesLIVE reported quoting a leaked internal document.   

Last week Aguma suddenly resigned from the public broadcaster while his disciplinary hearing was still underway. 

Aguma had even threatened to take the DC to the Labour Court as he was not pleased with the proceedings.

The SABC's interim board chair Khanyisile Kweyama said last week that there was not payout/settlement negotiations between Aguma and the broadcaster as he had resigned out of his own will. 

His fall from grace follows the disciplinary hearing of former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. 

Motsoeneng and Aguma have been blamed for the irregular expenditure at the SABC with Motsoeneng making various changes to the broadcaster's programming and banning the airing of protests that showed the destruction of public buildings. 

He also implemented the 90% local content policy which was blamed for the millions of rands in advertising revenue that was lost by the SABC.

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