Parliament – A former SABC board member told MPs on Tuesday that SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng wanted unfettered power.
Professor Bongani Khumalo, who served on the SABC board from 2013 until January 2015 when he resigned, told the parliamentary committee that Motsoeneng had “no tolerance for governance” and thought he could “manipulate” anyone to agree with him. “He is what you can call a type-A personality gone wrong,” said Khumalo.
He said Motsoeneng would “negotiate” with a person until they agreed with him.
Khumalo said he resigned from the board after he had been served with a letter from Communications Minister Faith Muthambi in which she asked him to provide reasons why she should not recommend to the president that he be removed.
The letter came after Khumalo had disagreed with the decision to permanently appoint Motsoeneng as the chief operating officer.