Wits on Hlaudi: A guest speaker does not make an academic

Former SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng is lashing out at his detractors. Motsoeneng claims he's never lied about his lack of a matric certificate.

JOHANNESBURG - Wits Business School says former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is not one of its lecturers. 

Testifying before the State Capture Inquiry on Tuesday, Motsoeneng defended his qualifications.

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"I lecture at the universities. I wonder how many people are saying I am uneducated. Even at Wits Business School, I lecture and my lectures about leadership, they have turned them as part of their syllabus. Who said I am uneducated, chairperson?" Hlaudi said.

The school denied this vehemently in a series of tweets. 

"Hlaudi Motsoeneng was invited to take part in a breakfast panel discussion at WBS on 6 December 2013. A guest speaker does not make an academic. At no stage has Mr Motsoeneng lectured at WBS, nor has any material authored by him formed part of the curriculum of any of our programmes." 

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They went on to confirm that Motsoeneng was a guest speaker at the Wits School of Governance in 2016.

"He was a guest speaker. No material authored by Mr Motsoeneng is part of the curriculum of any Wits School of Governance or WBS programme".