The South African Broadcasting Corporations Board Chairperson, Ms. Khanyisile Kweyama hosts a media briefing to announce the outcome of the disciplinary hearing against Hlaudi Motsoeneng. ?
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JOHANNESBURG – The SABC has announced the outcome of the disciplinary hearing against its former chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng on Monday
Interim board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama, handling presser alone, other board members still in meeting with Minister Dlodlo #SABC— Sikelelwa Mdingi (@SikiGeyaMdingi) June 12, 2017
Kweyama on the ban on broadcasting violent protests - interim board has rescinded that decisions. Journos can cover them #SABC— Sikelelwa Mdingi (@SikiGeyaMdingi) June 12, 2017
On the 90% local content directive - Kweyama says the board is anti-transformation, 90/10 was a bit drastic , will follow ICASA rules #SABC— Sikelelwa Mdingi (@SikiGeyaMdingi) June 12, 2017
The SABC's interim board chairperson, Khanyisile Kweyama, briefed the media alone.
According to the SABC, Motsoeneng's lawyer says he's unaware whether or not his client has been found guilty of charges relating to a press conference that he held without the broadcaster's permission in April.
The SABC argued that his public criticism was a dismissible offence.
Motsoeneng is facing concurrent disciplinary hearings stemming from a Public Protector report that found that he had lied about his qualifications, purged staff and increased his salary exorbitantly during his tenure at Auckland Park.