The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is left with no other choice but to head back to court over the re-appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as “acting” chief operating officer of the SABC.
DA federal executive chairperson James Selfe said the party had instructed its legal team to take the matter back to court.
“We have been left with no other option following the deplorable decision taken by the SABC to undermine the Western Cape High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal‚” Selfe said on Sunday.
“This decision is a slap in the face of the rule of law and is a desperate attempt to allow the Hlaudi Motsoeneng ‘wrecking ball’ to continue his disastrous reign at the public broadcaster‚” he added.
Selfe said reports in the media on Sunday revealed that Motsoeneng had received an R11.4 million bonus‚ only one chunk of an expected R33 million pay-out over the next 3 years.
“This is nothing more than SABC endorsed plunder of its own resources to the benefit of just one man.
“This madness needs to be stopped. Our precious public resources should be spent on building a reputable‚ fair and well-run public broadcaster‚ and not on the propping up of its single greatest impediment‚” Selfe asserted.
He added that DA remained committed to ensuring that the rule of law and the decisions of the country’s courts were respected.
“We will not allow for our Constitution to be trampled over and a key institution of state destroyed.”