Muthambi: My decision not to intervene in SABC affairs a show of faith

She says that it would’ve been wrong for her ministry to intervene as she has confidence in the board.

Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says she decided not to get involved in the problems of the South African Broadcasting Corporation(SABC) because she believed they were operational issues which needed to be resolved by the corporation's board.

The African National Congress (ANC) the South African Communist Party (SACP), and several other groups strongly criticised the SABC's Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng after he and the board said they would not broadcast images of violent and destructive protests.

Faith Muthambi says her decision to not intervene in the affairs of the public broadcaster was a demonstration of her confidence in the corporation's board.

She also says that it would have been wrong for her ministry to intervene.

During the controversy around the decision to not broadcast images of destructive protests, the ANC said it wanted action to be taken at the corporation immediately.

Muthambi has previously defied ANC decisions on digital terrestrial television policy.