Former SABC Chief Operating Officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been fired by the SABC following a disciplinary hearing after he brought the broadcaster “under disrepute and caused irreparable damage”.
Relating the outcome of his hearing to the media, SABC Board Chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama stated the board had received recommendations from chairperson of the hearing to dismiss Motsoeneng.
“The SABC charged Motsoeneng with misconduct and breaking the rules of his employment contract”, said Kweyama. “I will not go into the details of the notice period”.
Motsoeneng broke company rules when he held his own press conference criticising the parliamentary inquiry into the SABC.
However, Kweyama also mentioned that Motsoeneng’s methods had been damaging the broadcaster for longer.
“The 90/10% has been a source of revenue loss if implemented across all platforms”, Kweyama explained. “There are certain channels that are quite high that have achieved 80% and we will not be saying to those channels regress to 50%”.