TimesLive writes that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng dodged damning findings by the public protector and a R10-million bonus scandal, but it was a bizarre press conference that eventually brought him down.
He was officially fired from the public broadcaster on Monday, following an external disciplinary hearing in which he was found guilty of misconduct for comments he made at a 19 April media briefing, when he lashed out at the SABC interim board and especially at board member Krish Naidoo, whom he called a “sell-out”. At the time of the April media conference, Motsoeneng was already suspended because of findings made by the public protector relating to his qualifications. Interim chairman of the board, Khanyisile Kweyama, on Monday laid out the reasons for Motsoeneng’s dismissal, saying: “They (the reasons) were misconduct. They were bringing the SABC into disrepute and also the relationship breakdown between employer and the employee based on the statements he made about the SABC board, the ad hoc committee in parliament, as well as the judge who presided over some matters.”
- Read this report by Neo Goba and Ernest Mabuza in full at TimesLive
- See too, SABC’s Motsoeneng fired after disciplinary hearing, at BusinessLive
- And also, Fired Hlaudi to seek legal advice, at The Citizen