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‘No due process was followed in appointing Motsoeneng to a senior position’

Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been appointed group executive in charge of corporate affairs.

FILE: Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu says no due process was followed in appointing Hlaudi Motsoeneng to another senior position.

Motsoeneng has been appointed group executive in charge of corporate affairs.

Mthembu says the ANC wants Parliament to launch a full inquiry into whether the board is fit to lead the public broadcaster.

"The happenings at (this) public institution, which are taking place under the watch of the board, continue to be a serious embarrassment, not only for the SABC but for the country as a whole."

He says its illogical for the board to re-deploy Motsoeneng to another executive position after the High Court found his position as chief operating officer illegal.

Mthembu says the board will continue to run down the corporation.

The chief whip also says the party will be failing in its responsibility if it allows the situation at the SABC to continue to deteriorate.

Mthembu's stamped the SABC board's decision to appoint Motsoeneng to his new position as "the last straw".

"The deafening silence of the board, and its apparent inability or unwillingness to swiftly intervene in the ongoing situation leaves much to be desired."

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