Johannesburg - Fired SABC Chief Operations Officer Chris Maroleng believes the public broadcaster's board chairperson, Bongumsa Makhathini, short-changed him by insisting that he could not launch an internal appeal against his dismissal.
Maroleng wants the Labour Court to direct the SABC to allow him to appeal his axing internally and reinstate him to the plush job “pending a decision regarding such appeal”.
Maroleng launched an application against the SABC at the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
He argued in the papers that his dismissal in April this year was unlawful and should therefore be set aside. Maroleng was shown the door after being found guilty of three out of the four charges he faced.
He was found guilty of approving a monthly acting allowance of just over R15000 for an employee, Carmen Schneider, despite a written human resources decision to the contrary.