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sabcTimeslive reports that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng has complained about backstabbing by a board member of the national broadcaster.  

According to a report in The Sowetan, Motsoeneng accused SABC board member Krish Naidoo at a CCMA arbitration hearing on Wednesday of using his political connections to get him fired.  Motsoeneng was quoted as saying:  “When he’s with me‚ he’s a good guy; even here we even joke‚ so we are okay.  But immediately when he is on the other side‚ he backstabs me.  He went to the ANC and said‚ ‘Hey‚ there’s an elephant in the room and he doesn’t listen to politicians’‚ and that’s why he then went and talked to the ANC to help him get rid of me.”  Motsoeneng also told the hearing that Naidoo had congratulated him for introducing the 80/20 television content and the controversial 90% local music quota in board meetings‚ only to criticise him elsewhere.  Motsoeneng was fired from the SABC in June 2017 after being found guilty of misconduct relating to comments he made at a media briefing.  The hearing over his dismissal was due to continue on Thursday.

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at Timeslive

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