Charges to be laid against Motsoeneng

It is alleged the SABC COO committed fraud when claiming he had passed matric.

SABC acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Criminal charges will be laid against South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the Collective for Democracy said on Wednesday.

This follows Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on maladministration at the public broadcaster this week.

She found Motsoeneng committed fraud when claiming he had passed matric when applying for the job.

The African Christian Democratic Party's Steven Swart is calling for further steps to be taken against Motsoeneng.

"The collective has called for the remedial steps that the public protector asked to be implemented as a matter of urgency."

The Collective for Democracy comprises of six opposition parties in Parliament.

They are expected to lay the criminal charges at the Rosebank police station in northern Johannesburg.

On Monday, the public protector criticised Motsoeneng and the SABC board over his irregular appointment and salary.

Motsoeneng's salary increased three times in one year, from R1,4 million to R2,4 million.