SABC to urgently start process of looking for new COO after Van Rooyen quits

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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said on Monday it would urgently start the process of looking for a permanent chief operating officer (COO) to ensure stability at the public broadcaster.Acting COO Dr Craig van Rooyen resigned on Monday just four months after he was appointed. He cited personal reasons for his sudden exit.Van Rooyen was appointed after Chris Maroleng was fired for gross negligence.

The SABC was in a tough position and needed money urgently. The public broadcaster was in the process of implementing a turnaround strategy and trying to hold to account former senior executives responsible for financial mismanagement.

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