Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s disciplinary hearing

Sinbad

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Did I hear he has a lawyer at this hearing?

I thought that wasn't allowed
 

copacetic

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Motsoeneng’s lawyer Zola Majavu has also stated in the affidavits that his client had failed to lodge a responding affidavit to the charges due to medical incapacity.

He said Motsoeneng had undergone an operation and will be expected to have a post-operation in the near future.

“The employee was placed under strict instructions to [rest] and not engage in any stressful or straining activity,” the affidavit reads.

Majavu said he is left with an impression that Motsoeneng is not fully alert or aware of the matters discussed.
Assuming the operation story is not a fabrication - The highlighted issue seems to have been a persistent problem that is, I suspect, not related in any manner to how high the man may be on medication...
 

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Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been found guilty in an internal disciplinary hearing, a reliable source close to the hearings told News24.

Motsoeneng faced charges of bringing the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage to his employer.

The charges related to his four-hour long press briefing on April 19, where he defended his “90% local” policy.

He also criticised the parliamentary ad-hoc committee charged with looking at the former board and interim board member Krish Naidoo.

It is understood that the interim board will today have a meeting to discuss the ruling by disciplinary hearings chair Advocate Nazeer Cassim.

When asked for comment, Cassim said he had released the report early on Monday, and only the SABC would make the announcement.

SABC spokesperson Kaiser Kganyago told News24 that he had not yet seen the report and would only comment at a later stage.

Motsoeneng has suffered one court defeat after another.

Western Cape High Court Judge Owen Rogers ruled in December 2016 that Motsoeneng could not work at the SABC at all, unless Madonsela’s report was set aside or a new disciplinary hearing cleared him of wrongdoing.

He is appealing that judgment.

In November 2015, the Western Cape High Court declared his appointment as chief operations officer irrational and illegal, and set it aside. The court denied him leave to appeal.

In September 2016, the Supreme Court of Appeal also denied him leave to appeal

In May this year, the Labour Court denied his application to stop the current disciplinary hearings and for Cassim to recuse himself.

Motsoeneng could not be reached for comment

News24

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/broa...nd-guilty-in-disciplinary-hearing-report.html
 

Geoff.D

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And what is all this about his suspension letter never been delivered to him? Any clarity on this rather major mess up?
 

Kevin Lancaster

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The SABC has dismissed former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, according to eNCA.

The SABC’s board has accepted the recommendations of a disciplinary committee which was tasked with looking into Motsoeneng’s press briefing on 19 April, where he defended his “90% local” policy.

Motsoeneng faced charges of bringing the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage to his employer.

He also criticised the parliamentary ad-hoc committee charged with looking at the former board and interim board member Krish Naidoo.

This follows a report which stated that Motsoeneng had been found guilty in the internal disciplinary hearing.

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/broadcasting/215092-hlaudi-motsoeneng-fired.html
 

system32

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Can he made to pay back the taxpayers money:
1) the legal fees.
2) Self awarded bonuses
3) Inflated Salary R350,000 per month - at least for all the months he was suspended.
 
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LCBXX

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Yurra that took forever. Will he be held liable in any way?
 
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