Witnesses spill the beans to Parliament on Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Former SABC board members have told Parliament that SABC head of corporate affairs, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, took decisions without approval from the board.

Among other things board members testified that Motsoeneng didn't wait for board approval when he decided to implement the 90% local music quota across all SABC radio stations, when he was still the chief operating officer.

EWN reporter, Xolani Koyana, says former SABC acting group CEO, Phil Molefe, told Parliament that Motsoeneng was allowed to sit in board meetings when he was still the executive for stakeholder relations in 2001, despite opposition from other members.

Motsoeneng was invited by then chairperson Ben Ngubane.

This was despite opposition from other board members who were not happy that someone who was not supposed to be there was taking notes.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

And he spoke how Ngubane at some point in 2011 overlooked two senior members who were supposed to be acting group CEO while Molefe was away on business, but instead wanted Motsoeneng to be on position.

Xolani Koyana, EWN reporter

Molefe also said he was given a letter saying Motsoeneng should receive a R500 000 increment for his new position.

Listen to the audio below to hear more about evidence from board members...

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