Zuma not involved in SABC COO recruitment

2012-01-31 15:46

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is not involved in any recruitment processes taking place within the SA Broadcasting Corporation, the presidency said on Tuesday.

"The presidency is concerned about media reports linking the president to the recruitment of a chief operations officer," it said in a statement.

The Sunday Independent reported at the weekend that Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who was "an ANC deployee at the SABC" and a supporter of Zuma, was set to get the job.

The presidency said: "The president is not involved... It is regrettable that his name has been dragged into this matter in this manner."

The article prompted Communications Minister Dina Pule to request a report from the SABC board on the recruitment.

"The minister immediately requested the board to suspend the current search and to follow a normal and wider executive appointment process," said ministry spokesperson Siyabulela Qoza on Monday.

  • Nosiphom - 2012-01-31 15:53

    How true - he does not need to be directly involved, he just needs to tell people what to do. By the time the GCEO was announced she had been briefed exactly what to do, hence she will be able fo fill inall vacant executive posts within a very short space of time. JZ does not have to be involved when the his appointees have been briefed.

      methedex - 2012-01-31 15:56

      Where there's ANC, there's CORRUPTION...

      Willie - 2012-01-31 16:29

      Hlaudi Motsoeneng no matric this is the results of promoting mediocrity in SA. You do not need matric to occupy a high profile job in this country .WRONG SIGNALS TO OUR CHILDREN.ENTITLEMENT MENTALITY GA!!!!

  • Larry - 2012-01-31 15:54

    Of course not..Neither is the ANC… Pull the other one.

  • Gavin - 2012-01-31 15:54

    Wow, how dare they suspect Zuma of something like this ! We all know that Zuma doesn't do anything at all unless it involves picking a new wife, or showering his sins away...

  • Shirley - 2012-01-31 15:57

    This means nothing. Departments run by him are involved in the process. There is no transparency in anything where the anc is involved.

  • bernpm - 2012-01-31 15:58

    ANC style: first deny and -when found out- spin a little. If that fails, blame the press for quoting out of context.

      Ronald - 2012-01-31 16:08

      And if that fails, blame apartheid ;-)

  • KayMoruane - 2012-01-31 16:08

    "an ANC deployee at the SABC" and a supporter of Zuma, was set to get the job(COO). what's new? they always do things their own way & when the media finds out, they point fingers & don't want to take the blame. Surely, if he (president) is not involved in this, there is still someone in the SABC who appointed the guy on his(president) about proxy

  • Scouter - 2012-01-31 16:24

    Clearly the Sunday Idependent touched a raw nerve. Reminds me of the naughty child that exclaims 'I didn't do it' just before a misdeed is about to be discovered.

  • Bryan - 2012-01-31 16:26

    Why not just shut the whole bloody mess down..!! The SABC is nothing short of being a cestpit for fraud and overpaid fatcats!!

      Yar - 2012-01-31 20:13

      @Bryan The most compelling reason to shut it down is to stop the rubbish that it broadcasts. I am too embarrassed to watch.

  • Deeteem - 2012-01-31 16:41

    And after supper tonight, I will become Jeanie D !!

  • brionyl.french - 2012-02-01 05:28

    What a joke!!! People should be getting jobs on MERIT and not for who they know, or the colours of there skin, Gosh imagine your DR is actually a gardener, and he your lawyer is actually a writer. People need to be qualified and have studied what they are doing. This country needs to get these old ideas out of its head if we want to go anywhere. Just ask yourself, how upset you would be if you took your child to the DR and he killed them because he isnt a DR! Think about that... and then open your mouths

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