DA gives SABC ultimatum on Hlaudi, board

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DA supporters picket at outside the SABC in Auckland Park. They want Hlaudi Motsoeneng to resign.

JOHANNESBURG – DA leader Mmusi Maimane submitted a memorandum on Monday calling for Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s resignation and gave the SABC 72 hours to fire Motsoeneng and dissolve the SABC board.

Crowds gathered at the SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, dressed in DA T-shirts, singing and dancing outside the public broadcaster’s premises, calling for Motsoeneng’s resignation.

The DA and Cope organised the Monday demonstration.

Party leaders said they're protesting against corruption at the public broadcaster and are calling for the SABC's board to be dissolved.

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The parties have also called on Motsoeneng to step down, saying he does not qualify to be appointed in any executive position.

Motsoeneng has been embroiled in controversy, first in his position as COO, now in his new post as group executive for corporate affairs.

The DA warned it would take legal action if the portfolio committee failed to act on the matter.