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sabcBusiness Report writes that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has vowed to defend his pension pay-out and get back his job at the public broadcaster.  

He told journalists on Thursday that he was ready to defend all pending legal cases against him, but admitted that his uppermost priority was to put in a solid legal challenge against the SABC interim board’s bid to prevent him from accessing his pension pay-out.  On 4 August, the board lodged an urgent application in the High Court in which it asked the court to interdict the SABC Pension Fund from paying Motsoeneng out.  The board argued that a previous decision to award Motsoeneng an R11.5m bonus was “irrational, irregular and without any factual or legal basis”.  Motsoeneng also said he would be in the Labour Court on 6 September to give reasons why he should not be held personally liable for legal costs of the so-called ‘SABC 8’.  The application for costs by Solidarity came after the SABC 8 successfully challenged their dismissals.

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