The SABC has denied reports that it paid former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng R11.4million in bonuses just days after a court ruled his appointment as unlawful.
According to eNCA, the public broadcaster has dismissed the reports as mere “rumours”.
On Sunday, news surfaced that the board of the SABC had recommended that Motsoeneng be appointed as acting Chief Operating Officer, at least until the next board meeting.
This is despite a ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeals that Motsoeneng’s appointment was “unlawful and irrational”.
Motsoeneng himself has kept mum on the allegations.
At least one board member, Krish Naidoo, has spoken up to say that if Hlaudi did in fact receive his fat bonus, then National Treasury must intervene.
Speaking to EWN, Naidoo said he doesn’t know if Motsoeneng has received the big bonus, but if he did, it was “illegal”.
Comedian, Loyiso Gola took to his twitter account on Sunday evening to tell Motsoeneng to “f*** off”.
“Hlaudi sold all SABC archive (YES ALL OF) for 500 million. The archive is worth at least 6 billion. Bonus for what …he must f*** off,” read his tweet.
Meanwhile, the ANC Youth League has thrown its weight behind Motsoeneng, urging him to apply for the COO position when it is advertised again.