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sabcBusiness Report writes that the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) confirmed on Tuesday that it had issued summons against the former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operations officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, for more than R21m owed to the public broadcaster.  

Democratic Alliance (DA) MP and shadow minister for communications, Phumzile Van Damme, said in a statement:  "Today (Tuesday) in Parliament’s Communications Committee, the SIU confirmed that the R21 million includes an R11.4 million "success fee" Motsoeneng received for the so-called MultiChoice "archives deal" and an additional R10.5 million in damages related to the irregular appointment and dismissal of staff".  In August 2017, President Jacob Zuma signed a proclamation which gave the SIU the go ahead on investigating questionable contracts at the state broadcaster.  Van Damme said further:  "It cannot be that individuals like Motsoeneng loot public institutions, resign or are dismissed and there is no further action.  All stolen money must be returned to the public purse.  We, therefore, welcome the SIU’s action in this regard".  According to an EWN report, Motsoeneng plans to defend the SIU claims in court.

And also, Special Investigating Unit delivers R21m blow to Hlaudi Motsoeneng, at BusinessLive

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