Hlaudi and his beloved SABC

By Drum Digital
21 July 2014

The public broadcaster is caught up in a political storm over the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as Chief Operations Officer.

He’s MADE himself perfectly comfortable on the 27th floor of the public broadcaster’s headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. The newlyappointed SABC chief operations officer (COO) seems unfazed by the controversy surrounding him. Hlaudi Motsoeneng may have finally ascended to what is currently the most powerful position at the SABC, but his future is far from certain as storms continue to rage around him.

The ANC has called on Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to explain the decision to appoint the new COO, and both Cosatu and the SACP want him removed. This suggests that the appointment has caused stirs even among the ranks of the governing alliance.

Read more in DRUM – 24 July, 2014.

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