SABC confirms CEO resignation

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Lulama Mokhobo, SABC Group Chief Executive Officer is planning to leave the organisation at the end of the month, the national broadcaster confirmed today, 3 February 2014.

“The SABC Board and the GCEO have amicably agreed to part ways after a two year stint in the organisation. Mokhobo has committed to continue to serve the organisation diligently as the GCEO until the 28th of February 2014,” said the SABC.

The reasons for Mokhobo’s departure were personal and confidential.

“On behalf of the board I would like to thank her for her positive contribution to the organisation over the past 24 months. The SABC would like to wish Ms Mokhobo well in all her future endeavours,” said SABC board chairperson Zandile Tshabalala.

South African Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has been informed of the move.

“We are informed that this was a mutually agreed separation, and accepted by the Board. Obviously, we are concerned about stability at the SABC and urge that the vacant senior posts be filled as soon as possible,” said Carrim.

The SABC Board will start with the process to recruit her replacement as soon as possible.

Mokhobo was appointed to the post in January 2012 by former Minister Dina Pula.

Mohobo was appointed with immediate effect for a five year period.

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