Former SABC board chairperson Ben Ngubane has denied altering a job advert for the position of SABC COO to benefit Hlaudi Motsoeneng who did not have the required qualifications to be considered for the powerful position.
Ngubane took the stand on Monday at the Zondo commission and testified about his role as chairperson at the SABC between January 2010 and March 2013.
He faced numerous questions on his relationship with Motsoeneng who has been accused of disregarding the SABC’s editorial independence for his benefit.
Ngubane said Motsoeneng was well-liked and had been brought in from the SABC in Bloemfontein to help in the chief executive officer in transforming under-performing radio stations.
He said Motsoeneng hit the ground running and helped pitch interesting ideas for the broadcaster.