Hlaudi Motsoeneng has accused the former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela of being bias in carrying out her duties as the public advocate.
Hlaudi, who was speaking at the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town, said Thuli, while in office, was a racist who investigated only the black South African race.
He said this while speaking on the sidelines of his battle against a DA court bid to have him kicked out of his job.
Corruption is not synonymous to blacks alone, both the blacks and the white are capable of being corrupt, Hlaudi pointed out while condemning Thuli’s racist behaviours during her tenure as the public Protector.
“When you check even the most previous Public Protector has been targeting black people. [She] has never targeted white people” Motsoeneng told supporters who patiently waited to hear him speak.
“But have you ever seen in that office of the Public Protector, the former Public Protector, exposing white people?”
Thuli was asked to investigate claims of maladministration, systemic corporate governance deficiencies, abuse of power and the alleged irregular appointment of Motsoeneng by the SABC, while she was still in office.
The investigation followed complaints that began in November 2011 when former senior executive Phumelele Ntombela-Nzimande made allegations of financial mismanagement by the SABC board and management and undue interference by then-minister of communications Dina Pule
In her list of matters to be investigated, were claims that Motsoeneng lied about having matriculated, personally purged senior staffers, escalated salary bill by R29m and irregular salary increase from R1.5m to R2.4m amongst others.
Hlaudi grew through the ranks from SABC’s Acting COO to COO, then to group executive of corporate affairs in spite of findings by the Public Protector against him, previous SABC board chair Ben Ngubane and previous communications minister Dina Pule.
He said he was born to lead South Africans in a special unit like the South African Broadcasting Corporation and no one will be able to undo that fact.
Thuli on her own part has been largely praised for a service well done. Her outstanding services to the country earned her great place in the hearts of South Africans.
The advocate was named by BBC as one of the 100 Women List for 2016. She was named alongside Zoleka Mandela, Gcina Mhlophe and 13-year-old Zulaikha Patel as some of the world’s most inspirational and influential women.