The presidency has confirmed that SABC board chairperson Professor Mbulaheni Maguvhe has resigned.

“President Jacob Zuma has received and accepted the resignation of the Chairperson of the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Professor Mbulaheni Obert Maguvhe,” the presidency said in a statement.

“The president has thanked Professor Maguvhe for his services during his tenure at the SABC and wished him all the best for his future endeavours.”

Last week, the SABC’s last remaining non-executive board member appeared before the parliamentary inquiry looking into the board’s fitness to hold office. He had previously applied for an interdict to halt the inquiry, but the case was dismissed with costs in the Western Cape High Court.