The Democratic Alliance will file a supplementary affidavit in its case against SABC corporate affairs group executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng after more evidence emerged yesterday, detailing Motsoeneng’s obvious unfitness to hold any senior position at the SABC, the DA said.
The DA’s case against Motsoeneng is set to be heard this week.
DA federal executive chairman James Selfe said media reports revealed:
- Motsoeneng did not adhere to the SABC policy on request for proposals (RFP) approved in 2014 and thereby defied the SABC’s own commissioning policy;
- He bullied and abused the SABC’s former group executive for television Verona Duwarkah;
- He implemented the 80 percent local content quota without conducting a risk assessment; and
- He commissioned R600 million worth of local TV shows for which he brought in celebrity actors as producers, through the back door.
The DA wants a court to have the appointment of Motsoeneng as group executive of corporate affairs declared invalid.
According to reports, Motsoeneng’s local content policy has cost the broadcaster millions of rands in revenue, which also saw viewership numbers drop.