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The SABC has fired its political editor, Xolani Xundu, the broadcaster reported on Thursday.

The report said Xundu pleaded guilty to the two charges against him.

He was charged with “non compliance with the duties of his contract and bringing the corporation into disrepute”.

He was found guilty on both charges.

Xundu reportedly faced disciplinary action over his poor handling of the coverage of the ANC's national general council in Durban in September last year.

The Sunday Times reported that SABC news head Phil Molefe began the new year with a purge of senior editors. The report said the biggest casualty was head of television news, Amrit Manga, who now holds the economics editor position.

The paper described the move as a drive by Molefe to remove editors appointed by his predecessor, Snuki Zikalala. -

Sapa