Motsoeneng: SABC too black


Suspended South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operating Officer (COO), Hlaudi Motsoeneng, has said that the public broadcaster needs to bring in more white bosses due to a shortage of “white people”.

In an interview with The Citizen, Motsoeneng, who was suspended from his position on April 23rd having been accused of abusing his power and lying about his academic qualifications, said that late former President Nelson Mandela’s view of a “rainbow nation” needs to be adhered to, and that he doesn’t want to see the SABC as being only black.

“If you look at the SABC the way it is, I have engaged colleagues saying we also need to employ white people. And I want to be specific, white people at exco level. I don’t want to see an SABC that is too black,” he told the paper.

Motsoeneng’s laywer, Zola Majavu, has meanwhile stated they plan on appealing Western Cape High Court Judge Ashton Schippers’ verdict, and that the imposed 60 day suspension will only come into effect once his client has been handed the notice of charges.