Acting SABC CEO, Jimi Matthews, has resigned from his position at the public broadcaster.
Matthews resigned this morning and posted a photo of his resignation letter on Twitter, simply captioning it “I have quit the SABC”.
I have quit the SABC. pic.twitter.com/ZIwa7K5z9c
— jimi matthews (@jimimatthews) June 27, 2016
Matthews explains in the letter that he had to compromise values he holds dear under mistaken belief that he could be more effective inside the SABC than outside, passing comment from the sidelines.
“What is happening at the SABC is wrong and I can no longer be a part of it,” he wrote.
Interestingly, this is Matthews’ first tweet since an almost two year hiatus from posting on Twitter.
His last tweet was posted on 6th November 2014.
The public broadcaster is yet to comment on the matter, we will update you once it does.