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sabcSowetanLive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has hit back at the public broadcaster.  

He has described its new leadership as "clueless and obsessed with blaming" him for the current financial crisis.  Motsoeneng, who is embroiled in legal disputes with the SABC over the payment of his pension, said on Monday that the layoffs facing more than 2,000 SABC workers were avoidable.  He also accused the new leadership of misleading the public for claiming that they were earning less than those in office during his tenure.  Motsoeneng said there was an "obsession" with him being labelled the source of the current dire financial situation at the public broadcaster.  He claimed that the SABC “was performing under our leadership, nobody was retrenched,” but even if the 2,000 employees were retrenched, the SABC would still fail to turn the corner.  Motsoeneng laughed off the new leadership's move aimed at recouping R60m from employees who were unduly appointed and promoted during his tenure.  A SABC spokesperson reacted by saying:  "The SABC would like to make it clear that Motsoeneng was the central figure in the complete financial and governance collapse of the corporation which the current executive is redressing."

  • Read the full original if this report by Isaac Mahlangu at SowetanLive

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