SABC’s gone too far this time,

SABC’s gone too far this time, ANC says about Motsoeneng reappointment

The ruling party’s parliamentary caucus has said that it will not tolerate Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s “unlawful” reappointment as GE of the national broadcaster and that action will be taken against the SABC board.

SABC’s gone too far this time,

ANC MPs have had enough of the SABC board doing as they please, saying yesterday’s reappointment of disgraced COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng as executive of corporate affairs was the proverbial ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’.

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said the SABC had consistently been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons and that the broadcaster was ‘embarrassing the country’.

“The shenanigans that have been unfolding at the SABC only serve to distract the public broadcaster from discharging its core public service mandate.”

“The appointment of the corporation’s former COO, whose previous appointment was also set aside by the courts, is without a doubt the last straw that breaks the camel’s back,” Mthembu said.

Mthembu said the SABC board acted unlawfully when it announced yesterday that Motsoeneng will take up his old position, adding that the order had better be reversed as the board answers to parliament.

“It is clear that this board is failing spectacularly to exercise its fiduciary obligation to steer the organisation. We will recommend that Parliament institute an inquiry into the fitness of the current board members to lead the public broadcaster.”

The chief whip, alluding to possibly firing some of the broadcaster’s head honchos, said that parliament would be neglecting its responsibility if it did not take action.