Earlier this year, Motsoeneng approached the Supreme Court of Appeal to overturn the Labour Court’s ruling, but his leave to appeal was struck off the roll. Yesterday the country’s apex court, the Constitutional Court, dismissed Motsoeneng’s appeal.
Motsoeneng banned the broadcasting of violent protests which saw the so-called SABC 8 being unlawfully fired at the time. He however denied that it was his call to dismiss them.
“People who blame me for the financial crisis at the SABC are clueless about running a broadcaster. If you look at the issues of the SABC, I was the only person in the executive who was a broadcaster.
“Who has done everything including journalism and presenting? I was able to assist the board including the management to deal with broadcasting,” said Motsoeneng.