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Solidarity2Timeslive reports that trade union Solidarity claims that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is “playing cat and mouse” with the courts.  

This was said after Solidarity’s legal team received Motsoeneng’s application to the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal a Labour Court ruling ordering him to personally pay for the legal costs associated with a ban on the SABC covering protest action.  This ban resulted in eight journalists - the so-called SABC 8 - being unlawfully fired at the time.  Motsoeneng unsuccessfully appealed against the Labour Court ruling earlier this year.  According to Solidarity’s Anton van der Bijl, Motsoeneng was simply postponing the inevitable.  “He is playing a cat and mouse game with the courts‚ but he will back himself into a corner yet again‚” Van der Bijl commented, adding that the union had already given instruction to oppose Motsoeneng’s latest application.  “Solidarity has repeatedly indicated that it will not rest until Motsoeneng has paid the costs in his personal capacity as the court had ordered.  We are looking forward to oppose him in the highest court in the country‚” Van der Bijl said.

  • Read this report by Kgaugelo Masweneng in full at Timeslive
  • Read Solidarity’s press statement in this regard at Solidarity News

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