Outgoing advocate Thuli Madonsela says SABC’s entire board has to be probed if the suspended Motsoeneng is reinstated into the permanent seat of the broadcaster’s COO.
Advocate Thuli issued the warning just hours after Motsoeneng seized Mandoza’s funeral to outline his comeback plan despite court’s suspension order.
The controversial chief who was supposed to be paying tribute to late kwaito star Mandoza, had his tongue wagging about his personal issues after the Supreme Court of Appeal turned down his application for leave to appeal a judgment that he should not be COO of SABC.
There he confidently told those who looked forward to seeing his total removal from the broadcaster to wake up from their dreams as he would always remain in SABC.
“You can’t decide for my future, I will decide for my future,” he said to cheers from the gathered crowd of mourners,” he said,
“And let me tell you, if I leave the SABC it will not be the first time. I left the SABC and I came back stronger, and stronger!”
“I hear people saying Hlaudi is stress-free and I’m going to make sure that ordinary employer [sic] delivers because I don’t need to be COO to deliver. I’m going to deliver, it doesn’t matter which position I occupy and I have been delivering,” he added.
Reacting to Motsoeneng’s confidence on his role in the SABC, advocate Thuli Madonsela said her department plans on conducting an investigation on Motsoeneng’s abuse of power and corruption.
“We are conducting an investigation into various allegations of corruption, abuse of power and maladministration by Mr. Motsoeneng, who is alleged to be involved in wrongful procurement and the dismissal of people who stand in his way.”
Meanwhile, while the SABC is yet to officially to confirm what role Hlaudi Motsoeneng is playing at the broadcaster and whether he will be appointed back to his former position as chief operations officer, a member of the SABC board, Krish Naidoo had earlier revealed that the members of the board have agreed to reappoint him as the corporation’s acting Chief Operating Officer.
Naidoo, however, claimed to have voted against the reinstatement of the former SABC COO because he believes it would be illegal and undermine the rule of law to essentially ignore the court’s decision that Motsoeneng was not properly appointed.
He went on to call on the governing African National Congress (ANC) and President Jacob Zuma to open their mouths and say something decisive.