Mr Motsoeneng Must Now Rot in Jail – Maimane

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The federal leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Party says Mr Motsoeneng must now be locked up to rot away in jail.

Maimane’s comment follows his party’s victory at the Western Cape High Court regarding Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

DA dragged Mr Motsoeneng to the High Court demanding that his appointment as group executive of corporate affairs be declared unlawful.

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Judge Owen Rogers ruled that Mr Motsoeneng is unfit to hold any position at the Broadcasting Corporation.

According to the judge, appointing  Bessie Tugwana acting CEO in order to crown Motsoeneng the group executive of corporate affairs was unlawful and invalid.

Upholding that Motsoeneng must be removed from his position, Judge Rogers affirmed that his appointment violated the constitutional obligations of assisting and protecting the Public Protector’s and ensure its effectiveness.

Above all, Motsoeneng was ordered to pay the legal costs of defending his appointment as group executive of corporate affairs.

Reacting, the DA leader expressed that the Motsoeneng must now be sent to jail.



The DA leader said:

“I’m delighted and I think justice has been served today…I think Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not be working at the SABC.

What is now absolutely critical is that…Mr Motsoeneng is not an employee at the SABC.

He can’t go to work. If anyone finds him at work, they must make sure he is removed from the building. He can’t carry on being a blesser over December.

I welcome the judgment and I am glad he has to pay costs personally. He must stop wasting tax payer’s money on his personal litigation. His next move is to go to jail.”

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Motsoeneng was reappointed to the position of group executive of corporate affairs, a position he held before he became the chief operating officer.

He was reappointed to the office irrespective of a report from the then Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela.  The report among other things indicated that Motsoeneng lied about having a matric certificate on his CV.