Chris Maroleng, who has been MTN Group’s corporate affairs executive since August 2014, has reportedly left the South Africa-based telco.
According to reports, Maroleng is set to be unveiled as the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the country’s state broadcaster, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
(TOP: Chris Maroleng, MTN Group’s outgoing PR executive).
ITWeb stated that a report by the Sunday World had said Maroleng had been appointed to SABC as the COO position, a job previously held by Hlaudi Motsoeneng who was fired last June.
“Maroleng told ITWeb he was unable to comment on the accuracy of the report, saying only the SABC board could comment on appointments… He did, however, confirm he left his role at mobile operator MTN at the end of December 2017. MTN executive for corporate affairs, Jacqui O’Sullivan, also confirmed with ITWeb that Maroleng left the group at the end of last year,” stated ITWeb.
It however seems that Maroleng’s departure from MTN Group and his destination are no longer a secret if posts on social media media – specifically Twitter – are anything to go by. Yesterday, Rob Shuter, the MTN Group shared the tweet below:
@ChrisMaroleng Congrats Chris on the SABC job do us proud!
— Rob Shuter (@ShuterRob) January 14, 2018
To which Maroleng replied:
Thanks my leader you have been a great example and role model for me. I salute you sir and won’t let you down! https://t.co/Nno0Y3Skwr
— Chris Maroleng (@ChrisMaroleng) January 14, 2018
Maroleng, who studied Media and Communication, was until his appointment to MTN the News Editor and Head of Department at eNews Channel Africa (eNCA), a position he held for over 6 years. Prior to eNCA, Maroleng was a senior researcher at South Africa’s Institute of Security Studies.