Motsoeneng being 'lynched' - supporter

2015-10-14 20:04
(Jenna Etheridge, News24)

(Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Cape Town – "An injustice to a black brother" and "victimisation" are two terms supporters of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng have used to describe a court application to have his appointment set aside.

Motsoeneng was greeted at court the last two days by a group wearing neon green clothing bearing his face and the words "Hands off Hlaudi - We have a good story to tell".

Around 30 people carried a banner with the same words. They sang and danced outside.

The sound of their vuvuzelas could be heard inside courtroom one where Motsoeneng listened to the DA’s application.

During lunch on Wednesday, a smiling Motsoeneng shook the hands of Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement leader Andile Lili and Friends of Hlaudi Motsoeneng co-ordinator, Ernest Moikangoa.

Lili said Ses’Khona believed in Motsoeneng and that he was an inspiration for poor people.

"We really appreciate the fact that someone with no tertiary qualifications can do it better than those at the SABC before him. The SABC is dealing with the real issues of people," he said.

"Under his leadership, former actors, musicians, rugby players are doing very well."

Lili said he did not know Motsoeneng personally but believed the DA’s case was "disruptive".

"We view it as a case of victimisation," he said.

Moikangoa said the support campaign was owned by the masses.

"This is an injustice done to a black brother. He has been lynched from left and right, both by the media and the DA.

"We are confident the court will rule in his favour," Moikangoa said.

The Western Cape High Court reserved judgment on Wednesday.

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