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Mbulaheni Maguvhe appointed SABC chairperson

The Presidency announced the acting chair as Ellen Tshabalala’s replacement with immediate effect.

FILE: Mbulaheni Maguvhe has been in the acting position since Ellen Tshabalala’s departure from the national broadcaster at the end of last year. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma on Friday filled the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chairperson position left vacant by Ellen Tshabalala who resigned under a cloud in December.

The Presidency announced acting chair Mbulaheni Maguvhe as Tshabalala's replacement with immediate effect.

Zuma also appointed Leah Khumalo as deputy chairperson.

He has been in the acting position since Tshabalala's departure from the national broadcaster at the end of last year.

Tshabalala caused a storm of controversy for not providing proof of her qualifications.

She finally resigned after a parliamentary committee found her guilty of lying to Parliament and of misconduct for lying about having a degree.