15 April 2019, 702, Zanele Zama

This one isn’t a deliberately engineered crisis like the financial one and the one about the appointment of the board.

— William Bird, Director – Media Monitoring Africa

Bird says the SABC is a difficult environment to go into and the position of COO has always been met with serious challenges.

Prior to this, we had a huge amount of direct political interference in the running of the SABC. It has always not been so surprising that it is a difficult position to hold and for people to stay there for a couple of years.

— William Bird, Director – Media Monitoring Africa

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