SABC delays action on Hlaudi Motsoeneng, minister’s ‘hands tied’

2014-04-20 10:00

The SABC board is likely to miss the Public Protector’s deadline for action against controversial acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, after Thuli Madonsela’s office found he had lied about his qualifications and received irregular pay increases.

This was according to Communications Minister Yunus Carrim in an interview with City Press.

Motsoeneng is at the centre of the SABC’s controversial elections coverage, which includes pulling a DA election advert, and instructions to limit the coverage of opposition parties.

Carrim said he referred all complaints about the coverage to board chair Ellen Tshabalala.

He said although the public expected him to take action against Motsoeneng, his hands were tied.

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