0
Broadband

SABC COO face dismissal after being found guilty

Monday 15 April 2019 | 14:32 CET | News
South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Chris Maroleng has been found guilty on three charges following a disciplinary enquiry initiated late last year, City Press reports. Maroleng faced an enquiry into charges of gross negligence and breaching fiduciary duty, which the report stated could lead to his dismissal. The SABC also enquired into Maroleng's alleged protection of acting SABC executive for sport Marchi Mahlalela, who resigned from the SABC following her own disciplinary hearing.

Maroleng reportedly leveraged his position to try and assist Mahlalela in being hired at South African Rugby Union (SARU), even writing a letter in his official capacity at the SABC which confirmed that Mahlalela was innocent of any wrongdoing. The SABC did not agree with Maroleng's assessment, stating in its own letter to Saru that the COO does not represent the broadcaster's stance on the matter. Maroleng's attorney stated that the disciplinary process was not yet finalised, and that Maroleng would make a submission to the SABC on the issue of sanction soon. 



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: South Africa Broadcasting
Countries: South Africa
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.







Calendar   /   Industry Events

22 Apr Digi Q1 2019
22 Apr Telecompaper holiday
23 Apr Millicom Q1 2019
23 Apr Verizon Q1 2019
23 Apr Twitter Q1 2019
23 Apr China Unicom Q1 2019
23 Apr Snap Q1 2019
24 Apr F5 Networks fiscal Q2
24 Apr Brightcove Q1 2019
24 Apr Microsoft fiscal Q3
24 Apr Line Q1 2019
24 Apr STMicroelectronics Q1 2019
24 Apr Facebook Q1 2019
24 Apr Orange Belgium Q1 2019
24 Apr Netgear Q1 2019
24 Apr Tele2 Q1 2019
24 Apr Grameenphone Q1 2019
24 Apr AT&T Q1 2019
25 Apr Juniper Networks Q1 2019
25 Apr Comcast Q1 2019
25 Apr Amazon Q1 2019
25 Apr Nokia Q1 2019
25 Apr DNA Q1 2019
25 Apr Netia Q1 2019
25 Apr Rovio Q1 2019
25 Apr Dtac Q1 2019
25 Apr MobileIron Q1 2019
25 Apr Blockchain Expo Global
25 Apr AI Expo Global
25 Apr IoT Tech Expo Global
::: More Calendar Items