SABC aims to fire 28 of Hlaudi's employees over irregular appointments

SABC aims to fire 28 of Hlaudi's employees over irregular appointments

- The SABC has approached the labour court in an attempt to oust 28 people who were irregularly appointed

- The state-owned entity aims to have the appointments - made by Hlaudi Motsoeneng - declared illegal and cast aside

- The former COO at the broadcaster is accused of interfering with the duties of the entity's HR department

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The SABC is on a mission to have appointments made by ex-chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng set aside.

The Sowetan reports that the embattled broadcaster has approached the Labour Court in a bid to axe 28 people they claim were irregularly appointed by Motsoeneng.

A report found interference at the state-owned entity was present in the appointment of several employees, including senior news management.

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The SABC now seeks to have the appointments overturned, with an ongoing investigation having the potential to uncover more dodgy dealings.

Motsoeneng is accused of influencing the entity's human resources department to the extent that appointments, promotions and even dismissals were affected, Briefly.co.za gathered.

Speaking to eNCA, head of legal affairs for the SABC, Ntuthuzelo Vanara, said the matter had been taking to court in a bid to have the appointments declared unlawful, as well as to secure a court order to ensure the offending employees vacated their positions.

“The organisation in the course of dealing with the ugly past of the company conducted a number of investigations. One of the issues that came up from investigations is the irregular appointments. These are individuals who have been appointed inconsistently with the regulatory framework of the company."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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