SABC COO's appeal heads to Supreme Court

2015-06-03 13:14
SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. (Cornel van Heerden, Netwerk24)

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. (Cornel van Heerden, Netwerk24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appeal against the high court order that he be suspended pending a disciplinary inquiry, is set to be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein in September.

This after the case was postponed in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

The appeal comes after Judge Ashton Schippers in April upheld the ruling that Motsoeneng be suspended and that a disciplinary hearing take place within 60 days of the ruling, pending the appeal process.

The interim application was filed by the Democratic Alliance in December 2014, and argued that the high court order against Motsoeneng must be enforced following Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report into alleged bribery at the SABC.

In February last year, Madonsela released a report on Motsoeneng while he was still the acting COO.

She established that his salary had increased from R1.5m to R2.4m in one year, and that he had misrepresented his qualifications to the SABC and had purged senior staff.

Madonsela recommended that a new COO be appointed at the SABC within 90 days.

Motsoeneng was permanently appointed to the COO position in July last year by communications minister Faith Muthambi.

The DA argued in court that the order to suspend Motsoeneng needed to be enforced, or the country and the SABC would suffer irreparable damage. It would also affect the remedial powers of the Public Protector, the party argued.

Read more on:    da  |  sabc  |  hlaudi motsoeneng  |  cape town  |  media

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.