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labourcourtsNews24 reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was due to appear in the Johannesburg Labour Court on Tuesday to explain why he should not be held personally liable for the wrongful dismissal of the so-called SABC 8 journalists.  

The eight were fired by the public broadcaster in July 2016 for speaking out against Motsoeneng's policy of no longer airing footage of violent protests.  Seven of them were subsequently rehired following a High Court ruling.  In June, the SABC announced Motsoeneng’s dismissal after he was found guilty by an internal disciplinary hearing of bringing the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage to his employer.

  • Read this report by James de Villiers in full at News24
  • Read too, Motsoeneng set to explain SABC 8 dismissals in Labour Court, at IOL News

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