DA describes Motsoeneng as ‘toxic’
An application lodged by the Democratic Alliance (DA) into the appoint of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the chief operating officer (COO) of the national broadcaster, will continue in the Western Cape High Court today.
The party has argued that Motsoeneng lied about his qualifications and, unlawfully, raised his salary by three times in one year.
“We have seen what the eighth respondent (Motsoeneng) does when he is in the position of acting COO,” the DA’s Anton Katz was quoted by eNCA as saying in court.
“He must be removed today if possible. He is a toxic element running through that organisation. It is urgent in that sense”.
A report released by Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, in February, found that Motsoeneng had removed senior SABC staff members, misrepresented his matric qualifications and upped his salary from R1.5 million to R2.4 million while still acting as COO. Madonsela recommended that a new COO be appointed within 90 days.
Communications Minister, Faith Muthambi, officially unveiled Motsoeneng as the new COO in July and stated that he had been cleared of any wrong doing by a legal firm before his appointment. At the same time, SABC Board Member, Ellen Tshabalala, denounced Madonela’s findings, adding that they were aware of Motsoeneng having never passed matric.
“He has been appointed in the interests of the SABC - to achieve its stability going forward,” eNCA quotes Tshabalala as saying in court papers.
“Upon investigation into this recommendation by the public protector, the SABC is satisfied that there has been no irregular spending through unlawful and improper actions of Motsoeneng”.
In an article posted by CityPress on Wednesday, SABC board lawyer, Ngwako Maenetje, said, that Madonesela’s findings are irrational.
“We don’t regret it [the appointment]. In our society, with all the criticisms, he is some kind of example for where he comes from,” he said.
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