'Hlaudi Motsoeneng is Hlaudi Motsoeneng' - quotes from Hlaudi Motsoeneng

2016-09-28 11:12
Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Picture: City Press)

Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Picture: City Press)

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Johannesburg - SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is back at his old job as group executive of corporate affairs, it was announced during a press conference on Tuesday.

Dressed in a navy jacket and hat to match, an outspoken Motsoeneng took over the press briefing.

Here are some quotes from the former public broadcaster boss:

On his duties in his new position:
"That position [deals] with the issue of provinces and all our radio stations in those provinces. In those provinces we need to make sure we assist in making a production house so that the chocolate cake that I refer to most of the time [caters for all provinces]. All 11 languages are catered for."

On his supporters:
"Hlaudi will never have stress. I'm a different animal. In South Africa I have more majority. Everywhere I go people support Hlaudi, worse in the rural area because I am a rural boy and I am here to change the mindset of the people believing that if you come from rural, you can't achieve."

On Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Davis:
"Let me tell you about Judge Davis, I like him. When I was sitting there I was enjoying myself. The way he was questioning the process of the SABC and the way he was questioning my legal counsel, I realised that he is a good judge."

On the media and his detractors:
"Don't be malicious and mislead the public. I have been observing people talking including some people who claim themselves as lawyers. Are these people reading the judgment or do they have motives? The challenge is transforming the media. We must transform the media."

Speaking in third person:
"Hlaudi Motsoeneng is Hlaudi Motsoeneng and there is only one Hlaudi in South Africa, no one else. When you have this hullabaloo all over you, I was not produced by anyone else. I was not produced by any individual. I was not produced by anyone else."

On his achievements at the SABC:
"I want to applaud people who recognise this wonderful person called Hlaudi. Because when I came here there was no SABC. People will tell you there was no SABC. When I came here, there was just a disaster."

On his plans for a happy SABC:
"We are going to have many parties now. Breakfast, dinner, enjoy ourselves that is what I am going to do because when you manage stakeholders, you can't manage stakeholders without budget."

On job titles:
"Previously who was talking about the COO of the SABC? You didn't even know about this position. Today you are going to know about this corporate affairs because it's going to be fun. I am going to enjoy this position."

On his ability to perform miracles:
"I believe the SABC should follow the proper process. I am going to apply like any citizen in this country. I believe in myself and I believe that everywhere I am I do miracles and I will do these miracles in the position I am going to apply."

On his comments at Mandoza's funeral:
"People were talking about their own issues that Hlaudi hijacked the funeral. Hlaudi did not hijack the funeral. Hlaudi was dealing with issues that are relevant to the artists. Any leader will deal with these issues."

On Hlaudi, the brand:
"I am also aware that I am selling newspapers. You run with Hlaudi, your newspapers, before 10:00 they are gone because Hlaudi is a brand. You go to social media, Hlaudi is trending, number 1, number 2, number 3. I am making money for you."

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