MPs warn SABC over Motsoeneng appointment procedures

Hlaudi Motsoeneng has indicated he will re-apply for his old job as soon as it is advertised.

The SABC offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Portfolio Committee on Communications says the SABC board will be taken to task if it failed to carry out due processes in appointing Hlaudi Motsoeng to another senior position at the SABC.

Yesterday the broadcaster announced that the former COO has been re-appointed to the position of Group Executive for Corporate Affairs-after a court ruled his appointment as chief operating officer was illegal.

Motsoeneng has also indicated he will re-apply for his old job as soon as it is advertised.

Committee chair Humphrey Maxegwana says he watched yesterday's SABC briefing.

"I watched the press conference myself and I hope the board and everyone else involved followed the due processes."

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Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela says Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not have been appointed to another senior position at the SABC while there's still an ongoing investigation into his conduct.

Madonsela says there are many allegations against him and the SABC board has failed to hold him accountable.

"There is this other investigation that is taking place with all sorts of accusations against him. It would be improper then to give him a position while that cloud has not been cleared."