The SABC has terminated the contract of COO Chris Maroleng with immediate effect. In a short statement, the public broadcaster said: “The SABC board met on Tuesday April 23. After due consideration of the findings and recommendations of a disciplinary process, the board resolved to terminate the contract of … Maroleni [Maroleng] with immediate effect.” Maroleng was appointed in January 2018 tasked with cleaning up the SABC. He took over from the controversial Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who was fired in June 2017 for bringing the SABC into disrepute. An internal disciplinary hearing found that Motsoeneng had lied about his qualifications, that he purged the SABC of staff and promoted people and raised salaries without following the correct procedures. Maroleng  is said to have been found guilty of three of four charges he faced at a disciplinary hearing.  Reacting to the dismissal on his Twitter account, Maroleng said: “This is quite a low for my career. But I am considering my optio...

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