ANC supports calls for SABC board to set Motsoeneng appointment aside
The ANC says the board’s decision on Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not be seen as undermining the rule of law.
JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) says it supports the Presidency's calls for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board to endorse a High Court ruling ordering that former Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng's permanent appointment be set aside.
The ANC has called on Parliament to summon the SABC board to report on its state of affairs and the alleged challenges its facing, which the portfolio committee on communications says it will do in two weeks.
Last week, the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed an application by Motsoeneng to challenge the High Court ruling, which ruled that his permanent appointment was unlawful and irrational.
The ANC says the board's decision on Motsoeneng should not be seen as undermining the rule of law.
ANC spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe said, "We believe the SABC board together with the minister responsible for the portfolio is duty bound to uphold the rule of law. Accordingly, we are calling on the minister to assist the board to ensure that they act in the manner that does not undermine the spirit of the Supreme Court of Appeal."