Speaker, President Zuma must have no hesitation in accepting the resignation of SABC board chairperson, Ben Ngubane. He should have fired Ngubane years ago. If the SABC was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, JSE, the chairperson would have been kicked out for the destructive manner in which he runs the corporation. To have lost nine board members in two years is proof enough.
He has also condoned political influence in the executive appointments and operations of the SABC as well as content for news and current affairs programmes. Also, under his watch the long-suffering staff at the corporation, not trusting the chairman's judgement, referred to the Public Protector the issue of the suitability of Hlaudi Motsoeneng's appointment as acting chief operating officer... [Interjections.]