Details of Motsoeneng’ ‘spies’ at SABC emerge: report

2016-12-25 13:27
Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Picture: City Press)

Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Picture: City Press)

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Johannesburg - Secret visits to a Limpopo village, interrogations about former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and trade union influence at the SABC were some of the alleged spy activities initiated under former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the Sunday Times reported.

“They were asking about my properties, my car. The invasion of privacy is what got me a little upset.”

Wiped harddrives and polygraph tests

Lamberts and Tseisi, along with former financial manager in the chief financial officer’s office, Angus Summers, and shared financial services manager Andries van Dyk, were suspended in April 2015 – allegedly for leaking documents to the media. All were subsequently cleared. Except for Van Dyk, all have now left the national broadcaster.

The finance officials told the Sunday Times that usual practice would have been for authorisation from the board to have been obtained – something they said was not done. Then, a group internal audit must have been conducted or an investigation from the forensic department carried out.

Both men, were somewhat taken aback by certain lines of questioning which came up during SSA interrogations in May last year.

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