SABC head of news and current affairs Phil Molefe was placed on special leave on Tuesday, the public broadcaster said.
SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago said Molefe was placed on special leave with immediate effect.
He declined to give the reasons for Molefe’s special leave but said the matter was pending discussions between Molefe and CEO Lulama Mokhobo.
Head of television news Jimi Matthews would fulfil Molefe’s duties while he was away, Kganyago said. — Sapa