Following Supreme Court of Appeal’s damning judgment on the appointment of former SABC COO Motsoeneng last week; his lawyer Zola Majavu says Motsoeneng has been emotionally down.
No doubt, the displacement of the former COO may not have been the only reason why he suddenly developed emotional stress.
The growing and incessant calls for him to totally leave the public broadcaster seemed to have added salt to his injury.
Nevertheless, report making the rounds in the country had that the SABC have been planning to secretively reinstate Motsoseneng as SABC COO.
BuzzSouthAfrica learned that SABC board members on Monday; received a copy of a draft resolution for the approval of Motsoneng’s reinstatement.
The resolution, as contained in the document is for SABC board to request the Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to reinstate Motsoeneng as acting COO.
“Since the next board meeting is scheduled for 28 October 2016 the board is requested to recommend; that the honourable minister approves the appointment of Mr. GH Motsoeneng as the acting COO; for the period 19 September 2016 to 18 December 2016 on a round-robin basis,” the draft document stated.
SABC COO Motsoeneng Dismissed
Last week, the Supreme Court of Appeal rejected an application for leave to appeal by the SABC board; Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi; and Motsoeneng against the decision of the high court in Cape Town – which found Motsoeneng’s appointment was invalid and set it aside.
“…The application for leave to appeal is dismissed with costs on the grounds; that there is no reasonable prospect of success in an appeal, and there is no other compelling reason why it should be heard,” SCA stated in its court order.
Earlier this year, the Western Cape High Court ruled that Motsoeneng’s permanent appointment as SABC COO was unlawful and irrational. The application was brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA).
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has given the board of the SABC until Monday; to respond fully on the status of the embattled former SABC COO Motsoeneng.
The opposition party also requested the SABC to clarify his position and appointment. The DA also asked the board to indicate if another person has been appointed as SABC or not.