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14 January 2010

CWU Gauteng Statement on SABC Board

As Communication Workers Union in Gauteng we’ve been consistent in supporting the newly appointed CEO Mr. Solly Mokoetle, as well as the newly appointed SABC board. Our support was based on the fact that there was no procedural flawed in the appointment and that the interim board has appointed a competent and suitable candidate and his track record in the industry speaks for its self. There are those who wanted to destabilise this progressive initiative by the interim board, for the agenda only known to them. We further commend the braveness demonstrate by the new board led by Dr. Ben Ngubane in distancing themselves from these faceless people, and reassuring the nation that the board is not divided over the appointment of the CEO.

We’re confident that Mr. Solly Mokoetle will take SABC to higher levels. We further applaud him on his commitment to work with all stake holders in rebuilding the broadcaster. We were pleased with his commitment to address all concerning issues raised by the Audit General Report, which is what we want to see happening.

To COPE and IFP they must take a back seat and allow the SABC Board and CEO to do the work, theirs is to focus on rebuilding their dying organisations.

Aubrey kaTshabalala
CWU [Gauteng] Deputy Chairperson 082 994 8196

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