The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been fired from the company. Under many controversies over the years, a disciplinary commission has been formed to investigate the public broadcaster and more particularly Motsoeneng activities.
The executive has been criticized for giving himself a salary increase from US$220 000 (R2.8 million) to almost US$ 400000 (R3.7 million) while the SABC was losing US$ 30 million (R395 million) annually.
Hlaudi Motsoeneng declared: “I haven’t seen it and my lawyer hasn’t seen it yet. I need to sit down with my lawyer and go through the ruling and check what the chairman said and then be able to deal with the issues.”
The interim board has already chosen to overturn policy that the old executive had put in place. Such as the 90% local content policy which has led to the revenue lost by the channel. The SABC will have a stable and permanent leadership in the next month has declared the Interim board chairwoman Khanyisile Kweyama.