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gavel thumb100 Maroela Media reports that Hlaudi Motsoeneng, former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO, has run out of options in trying to evade the court for the unlawful dismissal of the so-called ‘SABC 8’ journalists and must again appear in court on 6 September.  

Neither Motsoeneng, nor his legal representatives, attended the previous court proceedings on 15 August 2017, without any apparent reason.  But, according to trade union Solidarity’s Francois Redelinghuys, the judge on 15 August ruled that the cost order hearing concerning the SABC 8 matter will continue whether or not Motsoeneng is present on 6 September.  “This time there is no out any more.  Hlaudi has been delaying matters and has been dodging the court since March this year and for this reason it cannot be delayed any further,” Redelinghuys said.  Solidarity contends that Motsoeneng’s controversial ban on the broadcasting of protest actions led directly to the unlawful firing of the SABC 8, who have since been reinstated by the Labour Court.  Solidarity wants Motsoeneng to be held personally liable for the legal costs thereof.


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