Motsoeneng defence disagrees with decision to dismiss disciplinary hearing

The court found that Motsoeneng's appointment as COO of the SABC was both irrational and unlawful.

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s supporters outside court on 18 September 2015. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Hlaudi Motsoeneng's legal team says while they respect the decision to terminate his disciplinary hearing they don't agree with the ruling.

Advocate William Mukhari ended the inquiry today while a Western Cape High Court ruling is appealed.

The court found that Motsoeneng's appointment as COO of the public broadcaster was both irrational and unlawful.

Motsoeneng has been charged with gross dishonesty for lying about having a matric certificate, inflating his salary on at least three occasions and purging staff members.

His lawyer, Zola Majavu, says while he believes proceedings should have continued, the chairman took a different view.

"In the light of that decision, there will be no merit in proceeding with disciplinary proceedings."