The broadcaster's acting boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng is said to have thrown all the toys out of his temporary cot.
Sources from the SABC say they were instructed to cut away during a live broadcast, when Jacob Zuma was being booed during Nelson Mandela's memorial.
So what does the respected Jimi Matthews think about the drive by his boss, Hlaudi Motsoeneng?
The SABC's Jimi Matthews says all "checks and balances" are in place to ensure its new 24-hour news channel does not become a propaganda tool.
An anonymous letter purportedly written by SABC reporters, producers and presenters indicated concerns of political interference at the broadcaster.
The SABC needs to get off its path of returning to being a state broadcaster and start committing itself to the public.
Acting head of the South African Broadcast Corporation's news department Jimi Matthews says he would never "follow the herd" in his news coverage.
The SABC has appointed Jimi Matthews as its television news head and Mike Siluma as head of radio news, the broadcaster said on Friday.
South African pay-TV consumers will soon have a choice between many new broadcast channels -- this after the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa awarded pay-TV licences to four new players during a press briefing in Johannesburg on Wednesday. The companies granted licences were Telkom Media, E-Sat, On Digital Media and Walking on Water.