Muthambi to consider High Court judgment

Johannesburg - Communications Minister Faith Muthambi will study the Western Cape High Court’s judgment upholding its earlier ruling that SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment was irrational.

“The minister will be meeting her legal team to consider the judgment and any course of action to follow," her office said in a statement on Monday.

Judge Dennis David upheld the court’s November 2015 ruling that Motsoeneng’s appointment was irrational.

Speaking outside the high court, Motsoeneng said Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on his appointment was “misleading the country”.

He vowed to take his fight to the Constitutional Court, if need be.

Her report, entitled “When Governance and Ethics Fail”, was released in February 2014. 

She found he lied about his qualifications when he applied for the post of COO, increased his salary from R1.5m to R2.4m in one year, purged senior staff, and irregularly increased the salaries of various staff members.

Despite this, Muthambi permanently appointed him to the post. The DA then took the matter to court.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Rand - Dollar
15.77
+0.7%
Rand - Pound
19.69
-0.0%
Rand - Euro
16.65
-0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.09
+0.1%
Rand - Yen
0.12
-0.0%
Gold
1,846.66
0.0%
Silver
21.76
0.0%
Palladium
1,970.00
0.0%
Platinum
958.50
0.0%
Brent Crude
112.55
+0.5%
Top 40
61,000
-1.2%
All Share
67,575
-1.0%
Resource 10
72,529
+1.6%
Industrial 25
72,948
-3.9%
Financial 15
15,746
+0.1%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE