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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has said its requirement to reply to public protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on acting chief operations officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng was not related to his permanent appointment, the public broadcaster said.
HumanIPO reported yesterday Motsoeneng had been made a permanent fixture at the state broadcaster despite being the subject of a number of findings in Madonsela’s February report on the SABC, amongst them that his appointment was irregular and based on lies by him about his qualifications.
Madonsela instructed the SABC to replace Motsoeneng within 90 days, yet no replacement has been appointed and he has been appointed permanently.
“The public protector has nothing to do with this [permanent appointment of Motsoeneng],” SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago told the South African Press Association (SAPA). “The two are not together… I don’t know how the two are related.”
He said Madonsela’s report said only that the position had to be filled; not who should fill it.