Democratic Alliance party says it has decided to approach the Western Cape High Court to have the appointment of former SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, as Group Executive of Corporate Affairs declared invalid.
Citing “a slew of adverse judicial findings against” Motsoeneng’s qualifications and conduct, the opposition party disclosed that it is asking the court to make a determination that Mr. Motsoeneng is unfit and improper to hold any position at the SABC.
Aside that, DA wants the court to make a determination of the suitability of the incumbent Board and proffer legal certainty on how the Board is to be dissolved and a new one appointed.
Adding that it isn’t ideal to approach the nations Judiciary on the issues, the party argued that “uncooperative government agencies who refuse to give effect to their statutory obligations to operate in the public interest” made it necessary.
“Mr. Motsoeneng and the SABC Board have been the subject of scathing judgments by the Western Cape High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).