SABC boss drops appeal against DA


Embattled South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operating Officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, has reportedly dropped his Constitutional Court bid against the Democratic Alliance (DA), after the matter was ruled in the party’s favour.

According to Eyewitness News, the decision comes after an appeal was withdrawn by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi on Thursday, leading to Motsoeneng also pulling out.

In October last year, the public broadcaster announced it would be contesting a ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal that Motsoeneng be placed on 60 days suspension, after an investigation by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, which been commissioned by the DA, found that he lied about his academic qualifications when applying for the position.

The matter was subsequently tabled in the Constitutional Court a month later, with the findings of the Supreme Court being upheld, despite Muthambi stating that the department would launch an appeal.