JOHANNESBURG – Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela says the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board has not been co-operating fully with the investigation into allegations of corruption against Hlaudi Motsoeneng
On Tuesday, Motsoeneng reported for duty at the SABC as an “ordinary employee” after the Supreme Court of Appeal rejected his bid for leave to appeal against a High Court ruling that set aside his permanent appointment.
Madonsela says if Motsoeneng is appointed to any senior position, it will be illegal.
“The last thing you would want to do is to appoint Mr Motsoeneng into any senior position until a proper disciplinary inquiry has been done based on the previous report which was called for in government.”
Madonsela says she has written to Communications Minister Faith Muthambi and the SABC board.
“It was also alleged that the board allows Mr Motsoeneng to do whatever he pleases and in return the board gets to have as many meetings as it wants, and obviously it gets paid for sittings. The board is also given tickets to various events against policy.”
Earlier today, Madonsela said that if Motsoeneng is returned to the permanent position of COO, there would need to be a probe into the SABC board.
“We are conducting an investigation into various allegations of corruption, abuse of power and maladministration by Mr Motsoeneng, who is alleged to be involved in wrongful procurement and the dismissal of people who stand in his way.”
From an article on EWN