Newly appointed SABC chairman Bongumusa Makhathini must immediately resign from his position as chairperson of one of the President Jacob Zuma’s wives’ foundation — that of Bongi Ngema-Zuma — or he will be seen as “massively compromised”. This is according to William Bird of Media Monitoring Africa‚ who expressed relief that Zuma had finally appointed a board for the state broadcaster. Bird said Media Monitoring Africa had been in the process of launching a High Court application to compel the president to appoint the board. The application was to be heard next Tuesday, however‚ it has now been abandoned. “Obviously, we are delighted. That said‚ the fact that we are relieved the right thing has been done shouldn’t distract that it has now been three weeks that the SABC has been without a board‚ which means it took [Zuma] six weeks to make the decision‚” Bird said. “As much as we welcome, with great relief, this decision‚ it’s three weeks too late.” Bird expressed concern over Makhat...

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