Motsoeneng hijacks Mandoza's funeral to rant about issues at the SABC

Nkalakatha hitmaker Mduduzi “Mandoza” Tshabalala will be laid to rest on Friday at Westpark Cemetery after a funeral service at Grace Bible Church in Soweto.

The 38 years old died on Sunday after a battle with brain cancer, having being diagnosed in 2015.

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was among those who were paying the last respect to the Kwaito maestro.

According to EWN reporter Masego Rahlaga, Motsoeneng started his speech by explaining to the public why he decided on a 90% quota for SABC radio stations.

The he started going on about issues around his position. He basically told the mourners that nobody is going to decide his life for him. It's not over for Hlaudi Motsoeneng and that he will continue making a difference at the SABC whether he is an ordinary employee or COO

Masego Rahlaga, EWN reporter

Rahlaga says Motsoeneng doesn't look worried about his job at the public broadcaster after the Supreme Court made a ruling that his appointment was irrational. But added his was 'not his usual bubbly self.'

Motsoeneng was sitting next to Minister of Communication Faith Muthambi and the two could be seen laughing and dancing to some of Mandoza's songs played in the venue.

An internal communique at the SABC was leaked to media stating that Motsoeneng has been appointed acting COO from September 19 to December 18.

William Bird, Executive Director Media Monitoring says it would be damaging if the board of the SABC were to reappoint Motsoeneng as COO.

He says Motsoeneng's words at Mandoza's funeral clearly shows that he clearly doesn't believe he is accountable to anyone.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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