Motsoeneng lashes out at SA media
The SABC head says media only reports on corruption because the country is run by black people.
JOHANNESBURG - Acting South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operations Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lashed out at the media saying it only reports on corruption because the country is run by black people.
Motsoeneng has been addressing delegates at the annual Joburg Radio Days conference at the University of the Witwatersrand.
He has also took a swipe at those who criticised the public broadcaster.
Motsoeneng has endured his fair share of the media's glare, with questions about his qualifications, how he runs the SABC and most recently, controversial reports about how he was allegedly given a wife as a gift from a group of Venda leaders.
Speaking during a discussion about 20 years of democratic public radio this morning, the acting SABC head drew some laughter from the audience as he described how the public broadcaster is the best run media organisation in the country because it uses local content to serve its people.
He added that journalism in South Africa has become very negative and corruption is reported on in abundance.
But there was mixed reaction from the audience, with some challenging Motsoeneng on his views.