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sabcANA reports that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng failed to appear in the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday in trade union Solidarity's application for costs related to the cases involving the so-called SABC 8.  

The eight journalists were wrongfully dismissed in July 2016 and Solidarity wanted Motsoeneng to explain why he should not be held liable for the costs incurred during the journalists’ applications to be reinstated.  There was no legal representative in court for Motsoeneng on Tuesday to explain his absence.  SABC acting head of news Simon Tebele appeared alone and complained that he was not well, prompting the judge to postpone the case to 6 September.  Solidarity’s Anton van der Bijl accused Motsoeneng of delaying the case.  Should Motsoeneng or Tebele not be present when the court proceedings resume, the case will be heard in their absence.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • See too, Hlaudi Motsoeneng fails to show up for court case, at News24

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