The Democratic Alliance (DA) will on Wednesday make public its plans to ask a court to nullify the reappointment of former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng as Group Executive of Corporate Affairs.
“Today, the Chairperson of the DA’s Federal Executive, James Selfe MP, will brief the media on the DA’s decision to approach the Western Cape High Court to have the appointment of former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, as Group Executive of Corporate Affairs declared invalid,” said the DA in a statement.
That ruling also affirmed the findings of a report by Public Protectowr Thuli Madonsela that said he had lied about his qualifications.
“We are asking the courts to make a determination that Mr Motsoeneng is not a fit and proper person to hold any position at the SABC, much less at executive level given a slew of adverse judicial findings against his qualifications and conduct throughout his tenure,” said the DA.
The party said it also has worries about the legitimacy of the constitution of the SABC Board itself and whether its conduct is compliant with the prescripts of the Broadcasting Act which governs it.