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sabcNews24 reports that the Johannesburg Labour Court has found that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, former head of news Simon Tebele and the SABC must each pay a portion of the legal costs for the wrongful dismissals of the so-called SABC8.  

The journalists were fired in July 2016 for speaking out against Motsoeneng's policy of no longer airing footage of violent protests.  Seven of the eight journalists were subsequently reinstated.  The broadcaster, Motsoeneng and Tebele have to pay the costs incurred by trade union Solidarity and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu), which represented the dismissed journalists in their court case.  In June, the SABC announced Motsoeneng's dismissal after he was found guilty in an internal disciplinary process on charges of bringing the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage to his employer.

  • Read this report by Lizeka Tandwa in full at News24
  • Read too, Motsoeneng will have to pay for SABC journalists' Labour Court costs, at BusinessLive

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