The SABC has allegedly charged its new chief operating officer Chris Maroleng and acting group executive for sports Marcia Mahlalela for their role in the appointment of Robert Marawa.
Sunday World understands that the two SABC executives were allegedly informed about the decision on Thursday, two weeks after the completion of an investigation instituted by former acting CEO Nomsa Philiso into Marawa's appointment.
Philiso instituted the investigations after receiving complaints from internal staff who alleged that the appointment did not follow the correct procedures, including that it was imposed by the said executives.
Three high-ranking SABC officials have revealed that upon receipt of the charges, Mahlalela tendered her resignation from the public broadcaster with immediate effect.
Charges she was allegedly facing include an allegation that she demoted her junior for refusing to draft a memorandum motivating for Marawa's appointment.
She was also to answer charges on the signing of the contract with Marawa without involving sports finance to check if there was a budget to fund the contract.
Another charge, according to a senior executive, related to Mahlalela's neglect of her fiduciary duties allegedly for agreeing to an exorbitant fee of R7000 per show for Marawa, which will cost the SABC R5.5-million over three years.
According to Marawa's contract, which is set to run from June 1 2018 to May 31 2021, the sports presenter is set to earn R154000 per month, which is R1.8-million per year, and R5.5-million by the end of his term.