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CCMAThe Citizen reports that Hlaudi Motsoeneng testified on Wednesday at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), where he is challenging what he believes to be his “unfair dismissal” by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

He is seeking to be reinstated as head of Group Corporate Affairs at the parastatal.  Motsoeneng claimed that he was missed by workers at the public broadcaster, and denied that he cost the SABC millions of rands in advertising revenue.  “There is no evidence that I cost the SABC R300 million.  What I know is that I have been assisting the SABC with funding,” he stated.  Motsoeneng also claimed that his dismissal was politically motivated and that the SABC was in trouble not because of his misconduct but because he was no longer there.  “In my time there was no zero percent increment, I did everything … workers miss me at the SABC.  The reality is I have been able to assist the SABC,” he said.  On Tuesday, Motsoeneng’s lawyer cross-examined SABC board member Krish Naidoo, saying Naidoo had had a fiduciary duty to recuse himself on issues around Motsoeneng’s disciplinary hearing, which Naidoo refuted.  The hearing was due to resume on Thursday.

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