Madonsela SABC report scandalous - clerics

2014-03-13 16:55
Thuli Madonsela (Picture: Volksblad)

Thuli Madonsela (Picture: Volksblad)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is obsessed with vilifying him, a group of religious leaders said on Thursday.

"She is oblivious to the fact that... she is insulting the collective intelligence and wisdom of people who were Mr Motsoeneng's leaders at the SABC and used their discretion and wisdom for his rise through the ranks," said Bishop Pule Makgethi.

"The report is scandalous to say the least."

When asked which churches the group represented, Makgethi declined to be specific.

He said they were leaders of various African Independent Churches spread across the country, but would not name the churches.

He said the leaders came together to address media out of concern for "demonic forces which planned to derail the revolution and the freedom of our people".

Madonsela's report on Motsoeneng, titled "When Ethics Fail", found Motsoeneng's appointment was irregular, as was his salary progression. She found his salary increased from R1.5m to R2.4m in one year.

The clerics also attacked Madonsela's report on Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) chair Pansy Tlakula.

Madonsela used "insinuations" to poison the thinking of the public so that it could lose confidence in her ability to lead the IEC, they said.

IEC report

In her report released in August 2013, Madonsela found that Tlakula acted irregularly in the procurement of the IEC office building in Centurion, south of Pretoria.

When asked why they seemed to be only concerned about Motsoeneng and Tlakula's investigations by Madonsela, Makgethi said they raised the matter after "observing a trend" from Madonsela.

"It is a dangerous trend from the public protector where reports are leaked and running her office through public opinion."

He said the leaders were equally concerned about the Nkandla report, due to be released by Madonsela.

"She had announced that the report would be released on 19 March, the day political parties are set to sign an electoral code at the IEC... is this a coincidence?"

Journalists at the briefing were caught off-guard as the priests stood up and asked everyone to pray for the SABC and "the demons in the media and the cameras".

They raised their hands over journalists and photographers and asked God to remove the "evil in the media".

- SAPA
Read more on:    iec  |  sabc  |  thuli madonsela  |  johannesburg
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
116 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!

It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!

 
 

I love summer.24

The craziest deaths of 2014
How to make this a sensual, sexy summer!
This is what South Africans Googled in 2014!
This hilarious song is your new holiday anthem

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is so much going on around you and inside your head. You may want to take your ideas to the next level. Romance may be...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.