Cape Town – Leo Manne, the SABC's general manager for TV channels has been suspended, reports Channel24.
The SABC confirmed that Leo Manne has been placed on suspension on Thursday after sources inside the broadcaster earlier this week told Channel24 a suspension is looming.
Manne referred a telephonic media enquiry on Thursday to the SABC, who confirmed his suspension for an indefinite period of time to allow investigations to take place.
The SABC said there is no immediate replacement at the SABC for the position, following Manne’s sudden suspension.
"Leo Manne has been suspended today. We don't know for how long, it's pending an investigation," SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said.
"The person who would be acting in the position has not been decided".
Kaizer Kganyago didn't want to be drawn as to the reasons why Manne – who was the previous SABC1 channel head before becoming the SABC’s general manager for TV channels – was suspended.
"Don't even go there. I'm not going to talk about any of that. This is a matter between the employer [SABC] and the employee, pending an investigation and that is where it ends.
"All that you need to know is that he has been suspended pending an investigation and that's it. We cannot divulge anything else,” said Kganyago.
Sources said earlier this week that there's unhappiness inside SABC corridors regarding various things – some of which may, or may not, relate to Thursday’s suspension.
"There's been an avalanche of bad decisions including Generations, the Afrikaans news bulletin, sales commission issues, 'boys’ club politics’ and bad human resources management," one SABC insider said.
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