6 parties to lay charges against Hlaudi Motsoeneng

2014-02-19 11:08

Six opposition parties will be laying criminal charges against SABC acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng today, after a damning report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, which found him guilty of maladministration.

The parties, which are standing together as the Collective for Democracy, said in a press conference in Parliament this morning they would go to Joburg in the afternoon to lay the charges.

“In the run-up to the elections, the national broadcaster must relay information to voters in a non-partisan manner. This objectivity is in serious doubt given these damning findings,” the collective’s statement read.

The Congress of the People, the African Christian Democratic Party, the United Christian Democratic Party, the Freedom Front Plus, the IFP and the PAC are all part of this collective, which says it represents 2.5 million voters with more than 60 seats in Parliament.

Among others, Madonsela’s report found that Motsoeneng had lied about passing matric when he applied for a job at the SABC, and was appointed irregularly and given salary increases irregularly.

He was also found to have given irregular salary increases to colleagues.

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