Former SABC COO 
Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: Matthews Baloyi
Who would ever have thought that the former SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, would start a political party?

Indeed, there is never a dull moment in South Africa.

Many people don’t take Motsoeneng seriously, with good reason. During his tenure as the SABC COO, he has made ludicrous decisions.

In the process, he cost the public broadcaster a lot of money - and it is still suffering from that. He also raised his salary by an unreasonably high amount.

That said, does he really expect citizens to entrust him with their votes, given his track record?

He’s also a political novice and lacks diplomacy. When he speaks, he spews bile or talks without thinking.

Since Motsoeneng was axed from the SABC, he’s been unemployed and it seems no one is willing take a chance to employ him.

Clearly, he’s entering politics with the aim of earning a salary (stomach politics), and not to serve the masses.

Interestingly, South Africans don’t vote on the basis of policy but sentiment. And the former SABC COO has followers and symphathisers who love him dearly. So, he’s likely to get a seat in Parliament. Mark my words.