Suspended SABC group chief executive officer Dali Mpofu has vowed to hit back in what he calls his "war" against the corporation's board.
At a media conference yesterday Mpofu said last Monday's judgment by Johannesburg high court judge Antonie Gildenhuys to dismiss his application - to have the board's meetings of June 2 and June 11 to be declared illegal - was wrong and he would challenge it.
The court will on August 5 hear evidence on whether the controversial board has the power to suspend or discipline Mpofu.
Mpofu said he would lodge a leave to appeal against the Gildehuys' ruling in the next 48 hours.
Accompanied by Thabo Kwinana, an attorney representing all the interested groups opposed to the board's "illegal" actions, Mpofu said the board had once again displayed its interference in management affairs when it recently lifted his suspension of group news head Snuki Zikalala.
"I respect the ruling of Judge Gildenhuys. But the judgment is clearly wrong," Mpofu said.
"The war has not yet even begun," Mpofu said. "We might lose a battle here and there, but we are certainly going to win the war"
Kwinana said he represented a coalition of organisations who "as stakeholders" demanded that the SABC board should resign.