- The Western Cape High Court ruled in Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s favour against the SABC
- The broadcaster has brought an application against him to pay their legal costs after a lengthy court battle
- Motsoeneng was challenging the SABC for charging him on the basis of comments made during a briefing in 2017
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Hlaudi Motsoeneng, former SABC COO, walked away victoriously from a court fight against the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
The broadcaster, which is already crippled by debt, was hoping to force Motsoeneng to pay its legal costs after he took action against it.
Motsoeneng took the SABC to court for allegedly charging him based on comments during a 2017 briefing, rather than on the basis of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s recommendations, according to The Citizen.
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The SABC was in short supply of luck as the Western Cape High Court ruled in Motsoeneng’s favour.
Briefly.co.za learnt that it is also alleged the SABC has fired employees who were hired by Motsoeneng just for that fact. The broadcaster denies these claims.
It claims to have followed the Public Protector and parliamentary ad hoc committee's recommendations.
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