Parliament - Hlaudi Motsoeneng would defend a R1 millon lawsuit brought by ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu, his lawyer Zola Majavu said on Thursday.
Mthembu slapped the SABC head of corporate affairs with a lawsuit on Thursday following Motsoeneng’s comments last month that he had tried to “capture” him and that his views on the broadcaster were fuelled by vested interests.
The verbal spat between the two began five weeks ago when Mthembu called for an inquiry into the SABC board, arguing it wasn’t fit to hold office and should be dissolved.
He said the ANC caucus in Parliament backed the establishment of the inquiry.
Motsoeneng was left fuming and accused Mthembu of having ulterior motives. He said he had met Mthembu at a hotel where the ANC chief whip attempted to “capture” him.