Bongani Khumalo resigns from Comms Dept

The department says Minister Faith Muthambi is following due process in considering his resignation.

Department of Communications Minister Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - The Communications Department has confirmed SABC board member Dr Bongani Khumalo has resigned.

The department says Minister Faith Muthambi is following due process in considering Khumalo's resignation.

Khumalo's resignation comes less than a month after South African Broadcasting Chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala resigned.

Tshabablala has been under fire for not providing proof of her academic qualifications, as requested by a Parliamentary committee.

The ministry's spokesperson Ayanda Hollow says, "The minister Muthambi has received Dr Khumalo's resignation, she is considering it."

Last year, the public broadcaster's CEO Lulama Mokhobo resigned, while chief financial officer, Gugu Duda was fired for misconduct.