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sabcTimeslive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s lawyers were due on Tuesday to present closing arguments at the CCMA as to why his dismissal should be set aside.  

Motsoeneng was fired by the public broadcaster in June last year following a finding by the disciplinary committee that he was guilty of bringing the SABC into disrepute at a media conference he called in April last year.  During the hearing at the CCMA in March‚ the SABC board deputy chairwoman Khanyisile Kweyama testified that Motsoeneng was not qualified to hold any position at the broadcaster.  She said that even if the courts were to rule that he should be reinstated‚ he would fall short of the requirements.  When it was his turn to testify at the CCMA in June‚ Motsoeneng accused SABC board member Krish Naidoo of using his political connections to get him sacked.  Motsoeneng claimed Naidoo instructed the ruling ANC to get rid of him.

  • Read this report by Ernest Mabuza in full at Timeslive

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