Another top executive quits SABC

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

The SABC has lost yet another top executive, Ernest Pillay, who held the strategic and influential position of programming specialist in charge of all the 19 public services stations.

Pillay resigned yesterday. He was also driving the SABC's migration into digital technology. His resignation comes a week after that of the SABC board's deputy chairperson Christine Qunta.

Another board member, Peter Vundla, resigned last month.

Speculation is rife that controversial head of news Snuki Zikalala is also on his way out and his contract will not be renewed when it expires in two month's time.

The SABC currently does not have a chief executive officer after Advocate Dali Mpofu was dismissed last year.

Pillay will, however, continue his on-air reign on Radio 2000 with Kgomotso Moeketsi, co-presenting the mid-morning slot from 10am to 1pm weekdays and the Good Life slot on Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 2pm.

"My stay at Public Broadcasting Services Radio has been another interesting experience along my radio journey. I have decided that it is time to move on and explore other business ventures," said Pillay yesterday.