How Motsoeneng lied about his matric

2014-07-16 12:28

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Johannesburg - SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng listed only five matric subjects in his original SABC job application, giving himself low marks for each.

Beeld reported on Wednesday that it had seen Motsoeneng's 1995 SABC job application.

He gave himself an E grades for English, Sotho, Afrikaans and "Bibs"(believed to be Bible studies), while he gave himself an F grade for history.

The form has a comment that the matric certificate is outstanding.

According to the report, Motsoeneng was advised by a human resources manager in 1996 that the lack of a matric certificate would hinder his career at the SABC, suggesting that he complete his matric. It was never done.

Career

He was suspended in 2006 while working as an executive producer at Lesedi FM, but challenged the suspension and was reappointed, rapidly rising through the ranks to be appointed acting COO in 2012, with his permanent position being confirmed recently.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found in her report earlier this year that Motsoeneng's appointment was irregular, due to his substantial salary progression, and for fraudulently stating on his application form that he had competed matric.

However, his lawyer stated in February that Motsoeneng never claimed to have a matric certificate when he was employed by the SABC 19 years ago, and was headhunted.

The lawyer said Motsoeneng wrote matric subjects here and there, including supplementary exams, but did not study matric as a whole.

'Unholy alliance'

Meanwhile, a former executive says Motsoeneng and SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala are in an "unholy alliance" and will drive the organisation into the ground.

Beeld reported that the former senior executive, who did not want to be named, said he left the SABC because of the way in which Tshabalala and Motsoeneng were mismanaging the public broadcaster.

The executive said Tshabalala is a close ally of President Jacob Zuma and has accompanied him on trips. She is currently in Brazil with the president.

Tshabalala's qualifications are also being questioned. City Press reported at the weekend that she apparently lied to Parliament about her qualifications, stating that she had a commerce degree and a postgraduate diploma from Unisa. Unisa has no record of this.

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