Acting CEO Jimi Matthews has resigned from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), saying recent changes at the public broadcaster are “wrong”

Matthews posted a picture of his resignation letter on Twitter on Monday morning, saying: “I have quit the SABC.”


Matthews indicated that the reason for his resignation stems from the widespread changes under the leadership of COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. He said he has compromised his values under the current leadership.


“For many months I have compromised the values that I hold dear under the mistaken belief that I could be more effective inside the SABC than outside, passing comment from the side-lines,” the letter reads.

Matthews said the corrosive atmosphere had impacted negatively on his moral judgement, and made him complicit in many decisions which he was not proud of.

“I also wish to apologise to the many people who I’ve let down by remaining silent when my voice needed to be heard,” his letter continued.

“What is happening at the SABC is wrong and I can no longer be a part of it,” Matthews wrote.

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