SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala resigns

SABC Board Chairperson Ellen Tshabalala. Picture Credit: Gallo Images
SABC Board Chairperson Ellen Tshabalala. Picture Credit: Gallo Images

SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has finally given in to calls for her resignation.

According to a press statement from the presidency, President Jacob Zuma today received and accepted the resignation of Ms Ellen Tshabalala as a board member and chairperson of the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, with immediate effect.’

Zuma also thanked Tshabalala for her contribution to the public broadcaster and wished her luck with her future endeavours.

Tshabalala’s resignation comes after mounting pressure from opposition parties to have her removed.

Tshabalala was accused of lying about her academic qualifications when applying for the job of SABC chairwoman.

She stated on her CV that she had a BComm degree from the University of SA (Unisa) and a post-graduate degree in labour relations.

However Unisa stated that, according to its records, she had neither of these qualifications.

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