Hlaudi Motsoeneng feels “preju

Hlaudi Motsoeneng feels “prejudiced” by SABC inquiry

Hlaudi feels like he wasn’t given a fair chance.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng feels “preju

Hlaudi Motsoeneng has claimed that the SABC inquiry procedure has been prejudiced towards him. Motsoeneng makes these claims as a result of the ad hoc committee not requesting him to give evidence before them. The claim comes as a part of a letter Motsoeneng’s legal team wrote to the committee chairperson Vincent Smith.

Smith has labelled the letter “a letter of protest” and said the Motsoeneng wanted the committee to place on record that he was prejudiced for not appearing during witness testimony in December and January.

MP’s were unanimous that they all disagree with Motsoeneng’s claims, pointing out how he and other SABC officials had a chance to participate, but instead chose to walk out on the first day of hearings.  The original 8 SABC journalists that were fired (and later reinstated) also submitted their own “forward looking” input.  Their submission included ideas for how the new board should address editorial problems as well an idea to establish an internal ombudsman.

Before the final report can be released though there are still a few responses that the committee has to discuss. These include former chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane and Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi, as well as the SABC’s formal 140 page response. Once the committee has it’s final set of recommendations we will be sure to bring you all the details.