- The former SABC COO and current ACM leader said Bosasa paid the money toward his legal fees
- Motsoeneng denied that he had given Bosasa anything in exchange for the money
- He added that his ACM party had not received any funds from outsiders
Hlaudi Motsoeneg has confirmed Agrizzi's claim that he received more than R1 million from Bosasa in order to pay his legal fees.
Motsoeneng confirmed the allegation while speaking to Eusebius Mckaiser, saying that the report was "not new". Motsoeneng denying giving Bosasa anything or doing anything in exchange for the money, however.
Motsoeneng, who previously served as the COO of SABC, reportedly used the money from Bosasa to pay his legal costs relating to his axing from the broadcaster.
He added that his new political party, the African Content Movement (ACM), has not received funding from outsiders. The party will contest the upcoming elections.
Motsoeneng expressed confidence that the ACM would do well on election day, but others have not been quite so convinced. Lukhona Mnguni, a political analyst at UKZN, said that the ACM was attempting to draw supporters through its radical leftist policies, but said that the EFF dominated that section of the voting bloc. He added that Motsoeneng's electoral ambitions were less driven by actual support and more the result of his inflated sense of self.
Motsoeneng joins a growing list of current and former govern officials linked to Bosasa, which includes Nomvula Mokonyane, various members of Parliament and former president Jacob Zuma.
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