735 01.08.2013 Acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng address the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) when they were launching two major milestones, firstly with the launch of its 24-hour news channel, which will be broadcasted on Multi-choice South Africa's platform DStv on channel 404 and marks a remarkable day for SABC 77 years at their office in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng


Johannesburg - Following a scathing report by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, beleaguered SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said he felt strengthened and cheered by the support he had received.

“I am happy, stronger, and focusing on my work at the SABC,” he told journalists in Johannesburg on Thursday.

Motsoeneng thanked his supporters.

“I have been receiving calls and e-mails from people who support me, I thank them.”

His lawyer Zola Majavu was expected to brief journalists on Madonsela's report released on Monday.

Madonsela found, among other things, that Motsoeneng's appointment at the public broadcaster and his salary progression was irregular. - Sapa