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sabcTMG Digital/TimesLive report that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng may finally face the music after a last-minute bid to halt a disciplinary hearing failed on Wednesday night.  

Motsoeneng is facing charges of bringing the SABC into disrepute following a lengthy and bizarre media conference he held in April.  The hearing‚ which was meant to begin at 3pm on Wednesday‚ descended into four hours of deliberation over whether it would take place.  Motsoeneng’s lawyer explained that his client was not opposed to being disciplined‚ but wanted the hearing of the misconduct charge combined with a hearing of previous allegations of misconduct steming from findings in a report by former public protector Thuli Madonsela.  Hearing chairman Adv. Nazeem Cassim was reluctant to postpone the matter‚ asking whether Motsoeneng would go to the Labour Court to halt it.  After hours of discussions, he said the hearing should start‚ only for both sides to ask for time to prepare.  Now the hearing is expected to begin at 11.30am on Thursday‚ if Motsoeneng chooses not to bring another legal challenge.

  • Read this report by Neo Goba and Babalo Ndenze in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, Motsoeneng plans to challenge his suspension by SABC at CCMA, at News24

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