South Africa’s Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) CEO, Lumko Mtimde, has left the organisation after eight pulsating years at the helm.
Mtimde, a senior ANC member and former board member of SABC, said that he enjoyed his tenure as MDDA CEO, and thanked his colleagues for going extra miles and for their cooperation and support.
He also thanked all stakeholders and beneficiaries, as well as different boards and their chairpersons that he reported to, including Kanyi Mkonza and Gugu Msibi.
“It is that time when one has to say goodbye. I have been privileged, honored and humbled to serve my country in the capacity as CEO of MDDA,” he said in a statement.
“My last day as MDDA CEO was yesterday (Monday), and today I’m in the office to clear my desk,” he told Moon of the South on Tuesday.
“I couldn’t do a third term. That would have meant more than 10 years as CEO in one company,” he added. Asked what the future holds for him, the former ICASA councillor replied: “I have not yet decided of the future. I will rest for a month or two.”
Mtimde was born on 22 July 1967 in Katlehong (east of Johannesburg), and he is a graduate of the University of the Western Cape and the University of South Africa.
Photo: Lumko Mtimde