Johannesburg – Former SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng has neither confirmed nor denied allegations of fraud relating to procurement at the public broadcaster.
This after a legitimate tender for refurbishing a studio was reportedly abruptly cancelled and awarded to a company called Vision View.
Eyewitness News reports that costs for the refurbishment appeared to be grossly over-inflated, and that finance managers who attempted to bring the irregularities to the now defunct board were suspended.
The tender cancellation reportedly formed part of a collusive deal to award R42 million to refurbish a multipurpose studio.
“No, my brother, I’m not going to comment at all,” said Motsoeneng on Tuesday, when Independent Media contacted him on his phone.