African Content Movement party leader Hlaudi Motsoeneng believes the ANC is handling land distribution without compensation wrong. The leader said the ANC was confused. They, according to him, have sold land to white people only to turn around and say they want the land back.
Motsoeneng said his party would not promise land like Santa dishing out sweets to kindergarten children. If he were in charge, the government would buy land from owners and distribute the land free of charge to those who want it to add value to the economy.
Motsoeneng, while speaking to TimesLive, pointed out the ANC was too democratic in its leadership. “In my party democracy is limited, I am the one who takes responsibility on all matters. Everyone can come with their views, but if I do not believe those views will take us to heaven and transform South African, I say no.”
The former SABC COO said he made the final decisions and his word was final. “I allow democracy to prevail in my party but where I believe this one is not doable, I take the final decision. It does not mean the majority is always right. One person can change the world and if you are not able to manage democracy, you will have all sorts of problems like the ANC.”
With big plans for ACM, he described his exit from the SABC as a blessing he needed to be close enough to smell the presidency with hopes of occupying the Union Buildings after the results of the 2019 general elections.
Motsoeneng also took the chance to set the record straight on suspicions on social media that he and Jimmy Manyi were only in politics because they were unemployed.
“I am not unemployed, I was getting good money at the SABC, that is why I am able to look after myself.
“Have you seen the house where I stay? Have you seen the car that I am driving? Because unemployed people cannot do that.”
According to Motsoeneng, the broadcaster still owes him R8 million for his pension.
Motsoeneng was shown the door by the public broadcaster in June 2017. His dismissal followed a finding by a disciplinary committee‚ chaired by Nazeer Cassim SC‚ that he was guilty of bringing the broadcaster into disrepute at a controversial media conference that he called on April 2017.