JOHANNESBURG - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board has refused to be drawn on allegations of discontent between the board and SABC top executives.
The Sunday Times newspaper reported that "SABC top brass threaten to quit over board meddling".
"The SABC board has reaffirmed its utmost support and respect for the SABC’s executive directors who have done a sterling job thus far in very difficult circumstances. The board will not be drawn into discussing internal board matters and alleged differences between board members," board chairperson Bongumusa Makhatini said in a statement later on Sunday.
The board comprised of persons chosen through a public process who had a range of skills and experience and who would continue to be critically engaged in their duties and responsibilities.
It was well-known that the SABC faced huge historic problems, which the board was committed to turning around. This was reported in Parliament last Wednesday.