SABC acting chief executive Jimi Matthews resigns

“I also wish to apologise to the many people who I’ve let down by remaining silent when my voice needed to be heard,” Jimi Matthews letter says. (Supplied)

“I also wish to apologise to the many people who I’ve let down by remaining silent when my voice needed to be heard,” Jimi Matthews letter says. (Supplied)

Acting chief executive Jimi Matthews has resigned from the SABC, saying recent changes at the broadcaster are “wrong” and he has compromised his values under the current leadership.

Matthews posted a picture of his resignation letter on Twitter on Monday morning, indicating his decision to leave following widespread changes under chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

“For many months I have compromised the values that I hold dear under the mistaken belief that I could be more effective inside the SABC than outside, passing comment from the side-lines.”

Matthews said the “corrosive atmosphere” had impacted negatively on his moral judgement, and made him complicit in decisions he “was not proud of”.

“I also wish to apologise to the many people who I’ve let down by remaining silent when my voice needed to be heard,” his letter continued.

“What is happening at the SABC is wrong and I can no longer be a part of it.”

Attempts to contact Matthews were unsuccessful at the time of publication.- News 24

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