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sabcANA reports that the Labour Court on Wednesday heard that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) acting CEO Jimmy Matthews was responsible for the sacking of eight journalists in July 2016.  

Former SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s legal representative, Thabani Masuku, argued that his client should not be held personally liable for the wrongful dismissal of eight journalists at the public broadcaster in the so-called SABC 8 saga.  On 11 May, the Labour Court granted the application by trade union Solidarity to add Motsoeneng, along with acting head of news Simon Tebele, as respondents in the trade union’s cost order case against the SABC.  Solidarity and the Broadcast, Electronic Media and Allied Workers Union are asking that the three be held responsible for the SABC 8’s successful legal action against the SABC.  The SABC’s legal representative, Phillip Mokoena, argued that it should only be held liable for 10% of the costs.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • See too, Hlaudi blames Jimi Matthews for wrongful dismissal of SABC 8, at News24
  • And also, Hlaudi: 'They want to hit his pockets and hurt his family', at Business Report
  • As well as, SABC 8: Hlaudi Motsoeneng loses his friends in court, at Daily Maverick

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