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Let's make an example out of corrupt SABC COO

18 February 2014, 16:15
In South Africa millions fight every day to put food on the table, while the wealthy 1% use their political connections to steal directly from public coffers. A poor person found guilty of stealing bread to feed himself is put in jail, while high power executives continue to steal millions of Rands regularly for their own use - and get off completely free.
Please sign the petition below!

It is time for this to stop. Let's call on Communications Minister Yunus Carrim to consider today's evidence revealing SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng for what he is - a thief and fraudster - and make a powerful example of him. White collar criminals like Hlaudi Motsoeneng deserve to be prosecuted and put behind bars, and not simply swept under the rug.

Public protector Thuli Madonsela's latest report found that during Motsoeneng's term at the SABC he irregularly and rapidly increased the salaries of various staff members, resulting in the state broadcaster footing an unprecedented salary bill escalation of R29 million. Motsoeneng was also found to have misrepresented his qualifications to the SABC by claiming he had passed matric when he applied for employment at the SABC.

It is time for the rot of corruption in our beautiful country to stop.

We need to make an example of Motsoeneng so that those in power think twice about continuing their guilt free theft from the public.

We want to see:

1. A public trial conducted within one month presenting evidence against Motsoeneng - no delays.
2. All those who have unfairly benefitted from Motsoeneng's decisions should be included.
3. Should the findings be conclusive, Motsoeneng should repay what has been unfairly stolen and face jail time.

We DON'T want to see:

1. The issue ignored or delayed
2. Any state funds going toward his legal team
3. The case ignored by state media
4. A slap on the wrist, or worse, a million Rand forced retirement settlement

You hold the power to make a change today Mr Carrim. Please do what you know is right.   
This text appears on the latest petition from Avaaz this morning. Let's get as many signatures as possible to help make a difference and Stop the Rot!
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