Hilarious reactions to former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s press conference has lit up the streets of Twitter.
The controversial comments he made during the press conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday afternoon, had tweeps on their feet.
During the conference which was held for Hlaudi to brief the media on a number of issues at the broadcaster, Hlaudi held nothing back. While speaking on “pending matters” at the SABC, which included its financial status, the 90% local content quota and its new board members, various SABC staffers pledged their support for the work he’s done so far.
In fact, one of the speakers also called Hlaudi “the rose that grew from the concrete.” In his address, the former SABC COO said he didn’t regret any decision he made and that he did what “South Africans wanted”.
In addition, Hlaudi defended his decision to carry out the 90% local content quota and fired shots at current SABC interim board member Krish Naidoo.
Notably, with the SABC’s viewership numbers taking a nosedive, there’s been a lot of buzz that Hlaudi’s 90% content plan should take the blame. Thus, there’s also the speculation that it would soon be doomed.
Nevertheless, during the press conference, a confident Hlaudi praised his 90% quota plan amidst the list of accolades he has received during his career.
With a bold “Hands Off Hlaudi” banner behind him, Hlaudi said it still puzzles him to see that most people are not supporting his 90% content plan.
“There’s nothing wrong with local content. All South Africans should support local content,” Hlaudi said to his audience.
Meanwhile, Twitter users have flooded the platform with a string of memes poking fun at Hlaudi. This was shortly after the press conference commenced.
Here are some of the memes and comments on Twitter over Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s Press Conference;
— Gugulethu Mhlungu (@GugsM) April 19, 2017
— Sundowns_Fanatic ⭐ (@Solomon_Madube) April 19, 2017
— LXXVIII (@OnlyThato) April 19, 2017
— Riaan van Niekerk (@TheGingerFoo) April 19, 2017
— is'phithiphithi (@Treajah) April 19, 2017