Hlaudi Motsoeneng says that he does not need to be a COO in order to deliver at the SABC.
Motsoeneng was speaking at the funeral service of legendary Mandoza held at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto.
His comments come after the Supreme Court of Appeals (SCA) ruling to uphold the Western Cape High Court judgment that his appointment as the COO of the public broadcaster was irrational and must be set aside.
He was said to have reported to work as an ‘ordinary’ employee following the judgment.
“I have been given so many names, 90%, 90/10, the latest one that I have been observing is ‘Hlaudi is an ordinary employer (employee).
“Let me tell you, when I was born I was an ordinary Hlaudi and I am going to make sure that ordinary employer (employee) delivers because I don’t need to be COO to deliver. I’m going to deliver it doesn’t matter which position I occupy.” said Motsoeneng.
He went on to say that he was ‘dismissed’ because he was empowering workers.
“You know what is good about me? And I’m not boasting, when SABC dismissed me it was because I was empowering workers at the SABC. For the first time in the SABC those dramas and soapies, those people SABC were not paying them as workers. I’m the first person to say you can’t do this, these are workers,” said Motsoeneng.