Hlaudi Motsoeneng on his plans to 'sue the SABC'

2017-11-22 14:10
Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Gallo images/Getty images)

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Johannesburg - He might be lying low, but he's not completely living a cloistered lifestyle.

Following his dismissal at the SABC, the outspoken Hlaudi Motsoeneng set about getting involved in community activities where he occasionally gives talks.

"I get invited by many organisations including churches," he told DRUM.

"I'm also involved in the ANC itself and I engage the youth on different platforms."

Hlaudi believes it was a serious setback for the country when the management at SABC decided to reverse his decision on the 90% local content quota.

"You can't compromise on local content," he said.

"The right to local content is enforced by the constitution of South Africa not by what people want. It's the only solution to deal with language issues in this country.

"It's critical for me to empower our people, artists, production houses and what have you."

Hlaudi says he's been talking to his lawyers on the chance that they will challenge the SABC in court on account of local content.

"I've been engaging my lawyers to take the SABC to court on the content issue.

"They had no call in reversing the local content quotas."

Hlaudi also told DRUM that he's not bitter over his axing at the SABC.

"I can't be upset," he said.

"I should soldier on and fight whether I'm in inside or outside."

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago had little to say when asked about Hlaudi's intention to sue.

"We can't comment on something that is an intention at this stage."

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