Fresh calls for action against Hlaudi Motsoeneng

The SABC COO is yet to face any sanctions after allegedly lying about his qualifications.

FILE. The SABC COO is yet to face any sanctions after allegedly lying about his qualifications. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board must take action against Chief Operating Officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng, a lobby group said on Thursday.

He is yet to face any sanctions after allegedly lying on his CV.

Former SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala resigned this week after a Parliamentary inquiry found she misrepresented her tertiary qualification s and lied under oath.

Tshabalala claimed proof of her credentials had been stolen.

SOS Coalition spokesperson Sekoetlane Phamodi said Motsoeneng had escaped accountability for far too long.

"Under Tshabalala, the SABC board to this day has not responded to nor implemented the recommendations of the public protector."

Motsoeneng's appointment as COO was made permanent, despite the finding against him.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's probe, released earlier this year, found Motsoeneng lied about having a matric, gave himself massive salary hike and purged senior staff.

The Western Cape High Court in October ordered the SABC board to suspend him, pending a disciplinary process.