We've got news for you.

Register on BusinessLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now
Ray Hartley Editor: BusinessLIVE

There was something sad yet dignified about the testimony of Phil Molefe to the parliamentary committee investigating the SABC board. Always a gentleman, with a voice that carries the gravel of authority, Molefe has worked in the craft for decades. Yes, he was one of those who was silent - at least to the public - while the SABC was turned into the personal fiefdom of Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Offered the opportunity to redeem himself by talking candidly about the broadcaster, he did not hold back. A lot of attention has been focused on current SABC board chairman Mbulaheni Maguvhe. The sole remaining board member has refused to appear before the committee, citing one excuse after another. There can be no question that his leadership was weak and compromised. But what was striking about Molefe's testimony was his timely reminder of how the Hlaudi Motsoeneng rot set in under the previous chairman, Ben Ngubane. This is what Molefe testified about Ngubane:  "The Chairman offered me a prepared...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now