SABC COO Maroleng gets the axe

SABC COO Chris Maroleng responds to questions regarding the SABC's negotiations on the Safa broadcast rights during a press briefing in Auckland Park, 15 October 2018. Picture: Refilwe Modise

SABC COO Chris Maroleng responds to questions regarding the SABC's negotiations on the Safa broadcast rights during a press briefing in Auckland Park, 15 October 2018. Picture: Refilwe Modise

This happened ‘after due consideration of the findings and recommendations of a disciplinary process’.

Chris Maroleng, who has been the SABC’s chief operating officer for just over a year, has been fired.

Maroleng was earlier this month found guilty in a disciplinary hearing, in which he faced charges of gross negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.

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The SABC said in a statement: “The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board met on Tuesday, 23 April 2019. After due consideration of the findings and recommendations of a disciplinary process, the Board resolved to terminate the contract of employment of its Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Chris Maroleni, with immediate effect.”

Maroleng later indicated he would be appealing his dismissal.

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