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.
I have quit the SABC. pic.twitter.com/ZIwa7K5z9c— jimi matthews (@jimimatthews) June 27, 2016
Jimi Matthews steps down from SABC. On Friday I tweeted that he was one of best managers I&39;d ever had&it was sad to see him grovel to Hlaudi— Redi Tlhabi (@RediTlhabi) June 27, 2016
Way to go, JimiMatthews. You waited too long, but at least you&39;ve done the honourable thing now. Welcome back to the sane world— Max du Preez (@MaxduPreez) June 27, 2016