The General Manager
The SABC Interim Board
DEMAND TO SUSPEND//SABC PROVINCIAL MANAGER – QUINTON LENYAI
The recent media reports in respect of the unacceptable and highly questionable conduct of the Provincial Manager, Mr Quinton Lenyai, an appointee of the now dismissed COO, has reference.
We attach hereunder, a link to one of the media reports for ease of reference.
It is clear from the conduct of LENYAI he should be suspended with immediate effect as his conduct, to say the least has caused more damage to the already severely battered image of the SABC. He has been accused of serious misconduct and ill-treating staff and serious allegations have been levelled against him in newspapers related to what appears to be an improperly awarded cleaning contract.
To lay charges against its own listeners and stakeholders makes it abundantly clear something very seriously is wrong with the relationship not only between LENYAI and staff, but also between LENYAI and the SABC’s listeners and stakeholders.
Additionally, why was LENYAI’s contract extended, whilst Management were acutely aware of the unhappiness of staff and listeners and serious allegations against LENYAI, and why was LENYAI never disciplined and suspended for the serious allegations with regards to the improperly awarded cleaning contract?
We now demand swift and decisive action from you against LENYAI and whoever has extended his contract. Failure may result in BEMAWU instituting legal procedures against the SABC to act.
We await your urgent response.
Hannes du Buisson
“Beleaguered Mpumalanga SABC manager Quinton Lenyai has laid intimidation charges against a radio listener and a politician for calling for his resignation and accusing him of ill-treating staff.”