Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has given the board of the SABC until Monday to respond fully on the status of beleaguered chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng whose appointment has been set aside by the Supreme Court of Appeal.
This came after reports that the board was considering hiring Motsoeneng as COO again. A draft resolution asking Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to reappoint Motsoeneng in an acting capacity would be tabled at a next board meeting in October for ratification, according to The Times newspaper on Thursday.
The newspaper said a draft resolution was sent to board members on Monday for approval.
The DA asked the SABC to clarify Motsoeneng’s position and when he was appointed. The party further inquired whether another person has been appointed to act as COO and the name of that person.
“The SABC has been given until Monday, 26 September 2016, to respond to this request. Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the SABC must now comply with the judgment of the Western Cape High Court. Failure to do so will leave the DA with no other option but to pursue the matter further,” said chairman of the DA federal executive James Selfe.