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Motsoeneng's failed court bid strips him of SABC COO position

20 September 2016 8:20 AM
Motsoeneng's lawyer says the former COO will report to work at SABC headquarters, but as an ordinary employee.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng will report for duty on Tuesday as an ordinary employee at the SABC (South African Broadcast Corporation) but not as the organisation's COO (Chief Operations Officer).

This comes after the SCA (Supreme Court of Appeal) dismissed his application for leave to appeal a High Court ruling in Cape Town that his appointment was invalid.

702's John Robbie spoke to EWN reporter, Stephen Grootes, about what we can expect from the embattled Motsoeneng who has described himself as the "engine room" of the public broadcaster.

The African National Congress (ANC) and the SA Communist Party (SACP) have called for his removal, with the Democratic Alliance's Gavin Davis (DA) leading the campaign against him in Parliament and in the courts.

Motsoeneng's attorney, Zola Majavu, says his client can no longer call himself the SABC's chief operating officer, but Motsoeneng will still report for duty.

Stephen Grootes, EWN reporter

Listen to the interview below:


20 September 2016 8:20 AM