SABC says Bonang got fired she didn't quit!

2014-06-24 10:20

Johannesburg - Last week we reported that South Africa's "Queen B" Bonang Matheba had gotten to a point where she felt that it was necessary for her to quit her job as Metro Fm's mid morning show host.

Matheba cited restricting blanket terms that were put on her by the SABC which made it impossible for her to work with other broadcasters.

However, SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago strongly refutes Miss Matheba's statement.

Times Live reported that the SABC released a statement of their own. In the statement Kganyago puts forward that Matheba did nothing but "mislead the public".
According to Kganyago, Matheba signed a contract with SuperSport before asking for permission and chose to deny having signed anything with SuperSport on several occasions when asked about the matter.

He added: "The public should note that all the station's staff sign a standard contract in terms of which they may work across different platforms and channels - as long as they first get the necessary permission.

"It's a basic policy. All we wanted was for her to let us know so we can then check if her working at SuperSport clashes with her obligations at the station. This is not about the SABC versus DStv, as she tried to put it. It's basic employment terms that most companies use."

The Top Billing presenter is sticking to her original story, stating that she left Metro FM when she felt that her future potential should not be jeopardised by her accepting terms that will not grow her career.

Matheba started her job with SuperSport this past week, where she co-presents a Soccer World Cup show with fellow showbiz star Sizwe Dlhomo.

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