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sabcBusinessLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was expected to appear in the Johannesburg Labour Court on Wednesday to argue why he should not be held personally liable for the legal costs relating to the dismissals of the so-called ‘SABC8’ journalists.  

On 15 August, Motsoeneng and his legal representative failed to arrive in court after he was added as a respondent in the matter.  Trade union Solidarity is seeking to make him pay in his personal capacity and has argued that Motsoeneng made the decision that led to the eight journalists being fired from the public broadcaster after they spoke out on internal issues.  Seven of them have since been reinstated, one of who has since passed away.  In June, the SABC announced Motsoeneng’s dismissal after he was found guilty of bringing the SABC into disrepute.  The SABC’s interim board wants to recoup losses various losses by withholding the pensions of Motsoeneng and former SABC chief financial officer James Aguma.

  • Read this report by Neo Goba in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Hlaudi back in Labour Court on Wednesday over SABC 8, at IOL News

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