sabcBusinessLive reports that the High Court in Cape Town on Wednesday heard an application brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA) A to have Hlaudi Motsoeneng removed from the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

The Office of the Public Protector argued in court that Motsoeneng should not hold any position of influence that requires honesty and integrity at the SABC because he was found to have been dishonest.  In her report, Thuli Madonsela found he had fabricated his matric qualification and had raised his salary irregularly, from R1.5m to R2.4m in one year.  A disciplinary hearing cleared him of wrongdoing, but the DA claims the process was a "sham and a charade".  The DA’s lawyer argued in court on Wednesday that Motsoeneng was a "toxic cancer that needs to be cut from the body [the SABC]".  The case continues on Thursday.

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