The SABC has given Pearl Thusi her job back.
This comes after Pearl quit her Live AMP gig on SABC 1 earlier this year to join MTV’s new Lip Sync Battle Africa as co-presenter.
According to reports the SABC was not happy about this at all and told the local TV personality to pack her bags as they suspended her Metro FM contract.
But, it seems like the big bosses at the SABC had a sudden change of heart.
Press statement from the SABC:
In a press statement released on Wednesday, the SABC’s Chief Operations Officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, said all was good again between the SABC and Pearl.
The presser said: “In order for us to compete effectively, I have instructed management to ensure consistent application of the SABC’s directive regarding On-Air talent working for direct competitors.
“To this end and with due regard to the circumstances relating to the termination of Ms. Pearl Thusi’s contract with the SABC, the corporation resolved to reinstate Ms. Thusi’s services as an On-Air Personality. In this particular instance the directive was not applied consistently and appropriate action will be considered.”
So there you have it! Pearl’s got her old gig back and apparently she’s “happy to be back” with her SABC fam. Neh!