AS IT HAPPENED: 'The more you say I should go, the more I will fight' - Hlaudi

2017-04-19 10:43

Despite being stripped of his title as chief operations officer at the public broadcaster, Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be holding a press conference on the state of SABC.


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Last Updated at 06:58
19 Apr 14:56

Four hours later and we are finally finished. 

What did you think of Hlaudi's press conference?

19 Apr 14:50
Hlaudi struggling to give a proper answer on whether royalties have been paid to local content producers

19 Apr 14:42

19 Apr 14:42
Hlaudi says even other broadcasters want him

19 Apr 14:40
Hlaudi says we need to be African and when the world comes, they should feel it.

19 Apr 14:40

19 Apr 14:39
Hlaudi says he saved many in the SABC during his time. "When I was at the SABC people were not losing jobs".

19 Apr 14:35
Hlaudi says DC is the beginning of Hlaudi, not the end.

19 Apr 14:35
Hlaudi: I have had a lot of offers, some more than triple what I'm getting paid.

19 Apr 14:29
Hlaudi says print media pushes an agenda to destroy black people

19 Apr 14:28
Hlaudi: (SABC board member) Naidoo lied under oath

19 Apr 14:28
Hlaudi says he supports any woman for president

19 Apr 14:25
"This is MY press conference. I do not need permission to talk. I called this as a citizen. I have a responsibility as former COO"

19 Apr 14:22
Hlaudi says questions from the SABC reporter are malicious

19 Apr 14:22
Hlaudi: I have contributed more than R1B to the SABC

19 Apr 14:21

19 Apr 14:19
Hlaudi says he is enjoying life now that he is not at the SABC. "I'm invited every week to different provinces"

19 Apr 14:19
Hlaudi says he is still an employee of the SABC. "I can't divulge my salary."

19 Apr 14:15

19 Apr 14:13

19 Apr 14:11
Hlaudi: Everywhere I go they want Hlaudi somewhere, and they want a very senior position

19 Apr 14:11
Hlaudi: That Ad Hoc Committees was Hlaudi Ad Hoc Committee. They know when I come it would be a different ball game.

19 Apr 14:09

19 Apr 14:07
Hlaudi: I am the only person who knows every corner of the SABC. I have been out for two years. Now im not there, there is no money

19 Apr 14:05
"I have the power to turn South Africa around" he says.

19 Apr 14:00
Hlaudi: I'm happy because people have been saying get rid of Hlaudi, you will see the consequences.

19 Apr 13:59
"The more people lambaste the SABC, the more you will have problems at SABC." He says eTV is also in a financial crisis.

19 Apr 13:58

19 Apr 13:56
Hlaudi says he can't address questions on the SABC because he doesn't represent it right now.

19 Apr 13:54
Hlaudi: I left R800 million at SABC, and you only need R600 million to run SABC.

19 Apr 13:53
Hlaudi: "I have created a better life for SABC employees there is no doubt about that"

19 Apr 13:50
The media is now asking questions.

19 Apr 13:43

19 Apr 13:42
"Not all white people are bad" - Hlaudi

19 Apr 13:41
Hlaudi: I meet so many white people and they say Mr Hlaudi, we support what you do, we are with you! 

19 Apr 13:38

19 Apr 13:36
"I am ready to take the nation forward" - Hlaudi

19 Apr 13:35
Hlaudi says he's not Zuma's spokesperson, but we should respect our president, like in other nations

19 Apr 13:35
Hlaudi: To media, you must respect your president. Leave the man to serve his term.

19 Apr 13:34

19 Apr 13:34
Hlaudi: I have met three countries, they have used SABC as their benchmark after 90%

19 Apr 13:33

19 Apr 13:32
We cant apologise. We must implement transformation come whatever. I started this radical transformation.

19 Apr 13:30
Hlaudi: I work with white people. If you are clear about your issues, white people will go with you.

19 Apr 13:30

19 Apr 13:28
Hlaudi says when there's austerity, it means you can't invest in black people.

19 Apr 13:28
Hlaudi says when they couldnt pay PSL, he had to lead negotiations

19 Apr 13:27

19 Apr 13:27
"SABC should be different from other media. Even if you don't like the President you cant use language that is insulting"

19 Apr 13:26

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