Motive for SABC CEO's resignation unclear

The SABC announced on Monday that Lulama Mokhobo will leave at the end of May.

The SABC announced on Monday that Lulama Mokhobo will leave at the end of May. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - There's still no clarity on exactly why the South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC) chief executive officer Lulama Mokhobo had resigned.

The corporation announced on Monday she will leave at the end of May.

But the decision comes amid an investigation by the Public Protector.

There are claims the SABC's acting chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, is actually running the corporation.

While the SABC says this is an amicable parting of ways, Thuli Madonsela has been investigating the abuse of funds at the state broadcaster.

The City Press said Madonsela's provisional report makes findings against Mokhobo.

Wits University's journalism professor, Anton Harber, says he's worried about the state broadcaster.

"The SABC has been unstable for some years in its leadership, board and management and it's upsetting that the pattern continues."

Motsoeneng has previously admitted to stopping certain political discussions from going on air while Mokhobo has remained silent on the issue.