Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema
told SABC acting
chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng
on Tuesday to change his ways or
risk being thrown out "like a used condom".
"I was once in the same position, supporting and
protecting [President Jacob] Zuma. I was like you, I used to protect him," Malema told
thousands of people outside the SABC building in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
They marched on the public broadcaster's head office over
its refusal to air an Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) television election
Motsoeneng and SABC acting CEO Tian Olivier were there to
receive a memorandum from the EFF.
Malema said: "I must warn you that he is going to
throw you out like a used condom. Ask [Zwelinzima] Vavi and [Fikile] Mbalula.
When it was time to dump us he did not think twice." Malema said Zuma only
cared about himself.
"If you don't change your conduct, we will come
here, put a truck outside and celebrate your dumping."
The SABC claims the advert, which includes the slogan
"destroy e-tolls physically", incites violence. The Independent
Communications Authority of SA agreed with the SABC's decision when the EFF
challenged the decision.
Malema accused Zuma of being a tribalist who only
protected those who were Zulu and from KwaZulu-Natal.
Malema said the fact that Motsoeneng was neither Zulu nor
from Zuma's home province made it easy for Zuma to dump him.
"Zuma is a tribalist. That is why there is strategic
placing in government. They [Zulus] only trust themselves. The ANC has turned
into a tribalist organisation."
He told Motsoeneng he would be sidelined after the
Malema said the ANC government would make an example of
Motsoeneng in its bid for a clean government.
"I see a planned scenario when it happens, I will be
in Parliament at the time and I will welcome your suspension."
In February, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released a
report titled "When governance and ethics fail", finding that
Motsoeneng irregularly and rapidly increased the salaries of various staff
members, resulting in the state broadcaster footing an unprecedented salary
bill escalation of R29m.
Her investigation dwelt on Motsoeneng's alleged irregular
appointment and a crooked salary progression.Download the app by visiting one of these app stores.
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