[WATCH] SABC accepts Aguma's resignation

The broadcaster's interim board chair Khanyisile Kweyama held a briefing to respond to the recent developments.

FILE: Former SABC group Chief Executive James Aguma. Picture: Screengrab.

JOHANNESBURG - Former SABC group CEO James Aguma handed in his formal resignation to the public broadcaster. Aguma resigned from his position with immediate effect on Wednesday morning.

The broadcaster's interim board chair Khanyisile Kweyama held a briefing to respond to the recent developments.

Aguma was suspended two months ago for allegedly lying to the interim board about former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Aguma's decision to step down means that the hearing against him has now been terminated with immediate effect.

Earlier on Wednesday, Aguma appeared relaxed as he expressed relief that his disciplinary hearing had come to an end.

But the man chairing the hearing, professor Taki Madima, made it clear to Aguma that he had to submit his resignation to the SABC’s legal department.

Sandile July represented the SABC at the hearing.

SABC ACCEPTS AGUMA'S RESIGNATION

The SABC says it accepts the resignation from Aguma.

Aguma was given until 1 pm on Wednesday to hand in a letter of resignation to the corporation and Kweyama has confirmed that the letter has been received.

She, however, says the Special Investigative Unit is now probing certain contracts where Aguma could be implicated.

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