SABC CEO quits

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File: SABC Chief of News and Current Affairs Jimi Matthews speaking at the Nelson Mandela Foundation's Centre for Memory, December 4, 2014.

JOHANNESBURG - SABC Acting Group CEO Jimi Matthews resigned on Monday.

The veteran journalist leaves the public broadcaster amid a series of scandals.

Matthews says he has compromised his values for months because he mistakenly believed he could be more effective inside the SABC.

He said in a statement the prevailing "corrosive atmosphere" at the broadcaster had had a negative impact on his moral judgment.

SABC Letter by Estelle Bronkhorst