- Hlaudi Motsoeneng says that he is not currently the president because his ACM party did not have enough time to prepare for the election
- However, he said he was still happy with his party's performance
- He also expressed confidence that he would one day be in a leadership role
While still on the campaign trail, former SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, bragged that he had a shot at the presidency.
This year's election dashed his hopes, however, as he only won 0.03% of the vote (just under 4 000 votes) - a far cry from the 50% needed to form a government outright.
Nevertheless, Hlaudi appears undeterred, saying that his ACM party performed poorly merely because the "timing was too short".
"Timing was too short, four months, to run and mobilise people in South Africa," Motsoeneng said, according to TimesLive.
However, Motsoeneng added that he was still pleased with his modest result. His confidence also appeared unshaken as he reiterated his belief that he could successfully run the country.
Hlaudi went on to say that he should be in a position where he could make big decisions, rather than a low-tier political position like a councillor. He pointed out that he had a run a billion-Rand company, suggesting that this qualified him for the presidency.
His history while at the helm of the SABC is checkered, however. He was accused of corruption and mismanagement and the broadcaster performed poorly in several divisions under his leadership, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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