The South African Broadcasting Corporation has appointed Tian Olivier as acting Chief Executive and James Aguma as Chief Financial Officer, also in a temporary capacity.
“The SABC board is confident that these appointments will provide the required leadership to turn around the SABC while maintaining the public broadcasting mandate,” said SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago in a statement.
The appointments follow the resignation of the public broadcaster’s CEO Lulama Mokhobo, and the dismissal two days ago of CFO 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, South Africa’s Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, had also found that former Communications Minister Dina Pule had interfered “unduly” in Duda’s appointment as SABC’s CFO.