Thuli threatens SABC board



September 26, 2016
Thuli threatens SABC board

Thuli Madonsela

The outgoing Public Protector speaks out about Hlaudi Motsoeneng's position as COO.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will slap the SABC board with an investigation if they dare reappoint Hlaudi Motsoeneng as chief operations officer.

Madonsela said on Cape Talk Radio on Friday she had written to Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to say Motsoeneng should not be considered for the position of COO and if he was appointed it would raise serious questions “about the ability of this board to discharge its responsibilities”.

Madonsela, said she had written to Muthambi asking her to confirm if she has received a letter requesting the reappointment of Motsoeneng.

“I then said if she received that letter she should reject it because it would be irrational, unreasonable, unlawful and generally a violation of the principles of corporate governance,” said Madonsela.

Motsoeneng has remained defiant of the ruling that his appointment should be set aside.

At Mandoza’s funeral, he told mourners: “You can’t decide for my future. I will decide for my future.”

The SABC board has tried to bypass the court decision by reinstating Motsoeneng as acting COO for the next three months.

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