'Justice has prevailed'

The SABC COO was acquitted on charges of dishonesty, misconduct and abuse of power.

FILE: SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Suspended South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng is back at work today after being acquitted on charges of dishonesty, misconduct and abuse of power.

A disciplinary hearing found him not guilty on all three charges this weekend.

Motsoeneng was accused of misrepresenting his qualifications, purging senior staff and raising his own salary three times in one year.

He said justice prevailed.

"I am back in the office and I was over the moon man because I knew from the onset that I did not lie about the matric issue and I did not purge people."

While supporters cheered for the SABC COO as he was cleared of all charges, opposition parties have called the ruling a farce. with the Democratic Alliance (DA) vowing to review the matter in court.