Johannesburg – The Democratic Alliance will file a supplementary affidavit in its court case against SABC corporate affairs group executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng after more evidence emerged in the media on Sunday detailing Motsoeneng’s obvious unfitness to hold any senior position at the SABC, the DA said.
“As the DA’s case against Motsoeneng is set to be heard on Wednesday and Thursday, 23 and 24 November 2016, the DA will now file a supplementary affidavit containing the information revealed in the media today [Sunday], which will add to the already extensive list of reasons as to why Mr Motsoeneng is wholly unfit to hold any position at the national broadcaster and why he should be removed immediately,” DA federal executive chairman James Selfe said.
The reports revealed that:
* Motsoeneng did not adhere to the SABC policy on request for proposals (RFP) approved in 2014 and thereby defied the SABC’s own commissioning policy;
* By ignoring those RFP procedures and then failing to approve a new commissioning protocol policy, as industry watchdog the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) required, Motsoeneng contravened Icasa regulations;