Mokoetle to represent himself

2010-11-11 14:42

The SABC’s suspended group chief executive Solly Mokoetle will represent himself during his disciplinary hearing due to resume next week, the public broadcaster reported today.

Mokoetle was suspended by the SABC board for allegedly failing to come up with a turn-around strategy for the corporation.

His legal team left the disciplinary hearing yesterday due to lack of funding, and as a result the hearing was postponed.

Mokoetle’s former attorney Jurgens Bekker said the SABC was represented by a senior advocate and a large legal team, but Mokoetle’s requests for funding in order to also get a senior advocate was denied.

Bekker said Mokoetle’s personal funds had been exhausted and therefore he could not afford legal representation.

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