Demonstrators picket outside Parly as SABC meets with MPs over Motsoeneng
A small group of Right2Know Campaigners is protesting calling for the removal of Motsoeneng.
CAPE TOWN - Demonstrators have gathered outside Parliament as the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)'s board meeting with the Communications Portfolio Committee.
Board members have been summoned to Parliament to explain why they reappointed Hlaudi Motsoeneng to the position of group executive of corporate affairs.
It's a move which has angered many, including the African National Congress (ANC).
Virtually side-by-side, two groups of protesters, one supporting Motsoeneng, the other calling for him to be sacked, made their presence felt outside Parliament.
The group is calling for the removal of Motsoeneng.
Some are holding placards reading "Muthambi must go" in reference to the Communications Minister.
The group's Noma Mbayo says, "Hlaudi must go because we really knew that something was wrong when they announced that there would be censorship."
The Ses'khona People's Rights Movement has come out in support of the former chief operating officer.
Ses'khona leader Andile Lili said, "We're not in alliance with the ANC. If they're saying he must go, they must not refer to the court of law."
Lili says they are prepared to defend Motsoeneng despite the various court rulings against him.