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23 May 2016
5:15 pm

Hlaudi’s appointment irrational – High Court

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The Western Cape High Court upheld a ruling that said Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as COO of the SABC was irrational.

FILE PICTURE: SABC's COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: Michel Bega

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment was irrational, the Western Cape High Court said in an upheld ruling today.

The court dismissed the SABC and Motsoeneng’s application for leave to appeal the ruling, which originally found that Motsoeneng’s appointment was irrational and unlawful, according to a My Broadband report.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report released two years ago found that the SABC boss had lied about his qualifications when applying for the position.

Madonsela also found that Motsoeneg had acted in bad faith and abused his power by increasing his salary three times in a single year and “getting rid of” senior staff, costing the state-owned broadcaster millions of rands.