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mwasaTMG Digital reports that the Media Workers Association of SA (Mwasa) says SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is a law unto himself at the public broadcaster.  

Daniel Malatji‚ Mwasa’s national organiser, told a meeting planning a series of protests against the SABC that Motsoeneng had to be brought down to earth.  He commented further:  "It is like SABC is his home or spaza shop.  He is everything … the CEO‚ board‚ minister‚ he is everything."  Malatji went on to state:  "We had a strike certificate last month.  He intimidated our members saying whoever goes on strike must not come back to the building.  We have over 120 members who have been fired without any disciplinary hearings.  We are at CCMA trying to get them reinstated."  Mwasa represents about 700 workers at the SABC.  A campaign to oust Motsoeneng and address what many see as a crisis at the SABC is gaining momentum.

  • Read this report, which contains details of planned protest events, by Penwell Dlamini in full at BDLive
  • Read too, Another SABC picket on the cards for Wednesday and Thursday, at News24

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