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A report in the on 5 May said that his appointment had stunned many as Mbatha had trounced favourites who had applied, like SABC programme director Mandla Langa, Sisulu's deputy Govin Reddy and well known academic Professor Njabulo Ndebele. This is covered in depth in a subsequent book by Du Preez, The South African Telecommunications Authority (SATRA) issues a press release accusing Zikalala of blatantly false reporting.
Zikalala, clearly at the behest of the ANC, has been broadcasting allegations that Nape Maepe, chairman of SATRA, was guilty of corruption.
This SABC timeline has been compiled by friends of the SABC.
During the Codesa negotiations the ANC was all too aware of the enormous reach of the SABC and moved swiftly to take control.
However, he never actually produces the certificate, despite repeated requests from the then HR officer, Ms Marie Swanepoel and two other staff members, Helena Botes and Paul Tati.
Motsoeneng’s alleged response was that he was still searching for the certificate.
The Chairperson of the SABC Board of Control, Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, nominated herself for re-appointment to the board in 1996 when the term of office of the previous one came to an end.
Krisjan Lemmer, the satirical columnist at the Mail & Guardian alleges that Zikalala has set up a rival travel agency within SABC and is attacking the existing agency in the hopes of closing it down and diverting the SABC’s travel business to his own agency.
In other words, we propose a broadcast service committed to providing full and accurate information to all South Africans, and one which is protected from interference by any special interests – be they political, economic or cultural. We cannot afford to wait for the achievement of democracy to change the SABC.
As the major information source, the SABC in its current form misuses its position to skew public perceptions.
The basis of this approach was openly articulated in the ANC’s stated objective of gaining controls of all in South African society and the means of achieving this was through cadre deployment – as the SABC boards in the Mbeki era and thereafter illustrate.
Here is how Gareth van Onselen, then Director of Communications with the Democratic Alliance but now a columnist for ‘ANC spokesperson Joel Netshitenzhe, writing in the ANC publication Umrabulo in 1997, defined transformation as ‘extending the power of the ‘National Liberation Movement’ over all levers of power: the army, the police, the bureaucracy, intelligence structures, the judiciary, parastatal, and agencies such as regulatory bodies, the public broadcaster, the central bank and so on.‘The ANC offered a progress report on its goal of controlling the SABC in its 1999 document ‘Accelerating Change: Assessing the Balance of Forces in 1999’ It states: ‘The transformation of the SABC did take much longer than we thought and more needs to be done at middle management level.With regards to the print media, the ownership structures remain a problem.’The ANC believes that unquestioning loyalty by a public broadcaster to a ruling party is incompatible with democracy – whether or not the ruling party enjoys the support of the majority of the population.