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Solidarity2ANA reports that Solidarity advised on Monday that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has made his first payment of R300,000 to the trade union.  

The Labour Court in 2017 ruled that Motsoeneng was personally liable for the costs incurred in the lawsuit in which it found that the “so-called SABC 8 had been dismissed unlawfully”.  The journalists were fired after expressing their opposition to the corporation’s policy of refusing to air footage of violent protests.  Solidarity chief executive Dr Dirk Hermann said the R300,000 paid by Motsoeneng was only a part of what he owed.  “The final amount owing will be determined once the costs associated with the Constitutional Court ruling, which Motsoeneng also lost, have been paid and included in the final amount due,” Hermann said.  The union would be going ahead with legal processes to recover the rest of the money owed.  Hermann also indicated:  “Solidarity has decided to use the money received from Motsoeneng in litigation against tax abuse.  Although we will deposit Hlaudi’s money in a fund to counter further tax abuse, we will not name the fund after him.”

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