Madonsela: SABC board allegedly has a 'corrupt relationship' with Motsoeneng

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says it is improper for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to reappoint its former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng while there are current investigations into his conduct.

The SABC has announced that Motsoeneng is now the general executive for corporate affairs for the public broadcaster.

Madonsela says the SABC has not held Motsoeneng accountable for being dishonest about his qualifications, even though the courts have confirmed her findings.

There is this other investigation that is taking place with all sorts of accusations against him (Motsoeneng). It would be improper then at this stage to give him a position while that cloud has not been cleared.

Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector

It it a sad thing because all the actors involved have allegations against them. It is difficult because the board is alleged to be having, what I would unfortunately call a corrupt relationship.

Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector

There is an allegation against the minister is that she runs the SABC together with Mr Motsoeneng and nobody else has authority other than the two of them.

Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector

Madonsela says these are all allegations, but proper governance would have required the minister and the board not to take any further action to give Motsoeneng another position until these allegations are tested.

Listen to the full interview with Thuli Madonsela below...

Also, listen to Stephen Grootes reporting live from the Hlaudi Motsoeneng press briefing...

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