HCI names acting head of Sabido after Golding's dramatic departure

by Reuters 4 views0

Hosken Consolidated Investments has appointed Chief Financial Officer Kevin Govender as the acting chief executive of its Sabido unit.

This was announced by HCI’s CEO on Thursday, following the high-profile exit of another executive.

(READ MORE: Chairman of S.Africa’s HCI steps down)

Marcel Golding resigned as executive chairman of HCI and chief executive of its Sabido unit this week following a tussle with the board that he said was over editorial independence at South Africa’s only free-to-air private broadcaster, a group company.

(READ MORE: Golding drags HCI to court)

The spat has raised questions and fueled debate about media freedom in South Africa.