SABC staff members held a meeting with management on Tuesday. SABC Board Deputy Chairperson Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi says five members are against retrenchments at the public broadcaster. The SABC board has three executive members and 11 non-executive members. As many as 400 staff could be retrenched.
In the video below, Mohlala-Mulaudzi explains why she and some of her colleagues are against the retrenchments:
Meanwhile, Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has called for calm at the SABC while her department intervenes in the SABC’s intention to retrench about 400 permanent staff by the end of the year. The Minister called an urgent meeting with the SABC Board on Tuesday night. It followed a heated meeting between management and news staff that led to Group Executive of News, Phathiswa Magopeni, saying she could not continue issuing letters of redundancy to affected staff.
In the video below, SABC workers address management: