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SABC appoints new acting CEO and CFO

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The broadcaster has appointed Tian Olivier as acting chief executive officer and James Aguma as acting chief financial officer, replacing Gugu Duda.

The SABC is confident the new appointments will help turn the public broadcaster around. (Gallo)

Tian Olivier has been appointed SABC's new acting chief executive and James Aguma has taken up the reins of acting chief financial officer, the national broadcaster said on Friday.

"Mr Olivier and Mr Aguma's appointments are based on their extensive knowledge and a proven track record as senior managers currently at the SABC," said spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago.

"The SABC board is confident that these appointments will provide the required leadership to turn around the SABC while maintaining public broadcasting mandate."

This follows the resignation of the public broadcaster's chief executive Lulama Mokhobo and the dismissal of its chief financial officer Gugu Duda.

Kganyago said the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration had found Duda guilty of misconduct, and she was dismissed on Wednesday. He did not provide further details.

Duda was suspended in September 2012 in connection with procurement and financial irregularities.

Last month, public protector Thuli Madonsela found that former communications minister Dina Pule had interfered "unduly" in Duda's appointment as SABC's chief financial officer. – Sapa

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