How are the SABC and ANC different, Jackson?

2016-10-09 12:23
Jackson Mthembu

Jackson Mthembu

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Dear Jackson Mthembu

Let’s have a cup of coffee and talk freely.

Can we differentiate between the SABC board and the ANC national executive committee (NEC)?

The ANC NEC was unapologetic when it defended President Jacob Zuma regarding the Nkandla issue. The Constitutional Court, which is the highest court in the land, ruled against Zuma for failing to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

The number one citizen of this beloved country had violated his oath of office and the NEC was prepared to kill anyone who wanted him removed. Fair enough – that was its decision and we have to respect it, even if it doesn’t make sense.

On the other hand, the SABC board has employed a most unqualified chief operating officer, against whom the Constitutional Court has also ruled – Hlaudi Motsoeneng, a man who made the SABC lose more than R400 million and who gave himself a bonus of R11.4 million. Can you believe it?

Now the SABC has re-employed him. It is just a matter of time before the SABC board reinstates Motsoeneng to his previous position. What a disgrace! When are we going to start to respect the Constitution of this country? Do the findings of the Public Protector even matter?

Now, comrade Mthembu, you are calling for the removal of Motsoeneng and the SABC board. There is absolutely no difference between the SABC board and the ANC NEC.

Comrade Mthembu, as an NEC member, before you run to the media and talk about the Hlaudi matter, you need to go back to the NEC and ask for the removal of Zuma and all the NEC members, including yourself.

Don’t get me wrong, Mr Mthembu, I’m not condemning what the SABC board is doing. I’m against the fact that you are trying so hard to look innocent in the eyes of the public, but you forgot that you were defending the president not too long ago. Let me tell you for free, comrade – you are suffering from “macaroni backbone” disease. How can the public believe someone who is as inconsistent as you?

Please go back to Parliament and protect the president, because it is your duty as a chief whip of the governing party. Stop playing the “Messiah” games that you are playing.

Thank you for making time and agreeing to have a cup of coffee with me. I know you’re a very busy man – you still have secrets meetings to attend with the Gupta family.

Till we meet again, comrade Mthembu

Yours in struggle

The prisoner of hope, the victim of circumstance and I speak my mind

Jabu Masehla

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