Hlaudi poses a common threat at SABC, says Mavuso

Former SABC board member Vusi Mavuso started his testimony to a Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee probing the board's fitness to hold office.

FILE: Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Board member Vusi Mavuso says Hlaudi Motsoeneng poses a common threat at the public broadcaster.

Mavuso started his testimony to a Parliamentary Ad Hoc Committee probing the SABC board's fitness to hold office.

Board chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe who abandoned the hearing on Wednesday, is scheduled to present testimony to the committee on Thursday afternoon.

Mavuso says operational challenges enjoyed top priority from the board between 2013 and 2014.

“There was progression in trying to clear and deal with those matters, which I believe is quiet good and I think one needs to give credit to the leadership, that’s former SABC CEO Lulama Mokhobo who was in charge of the process and making sure that those audit matters were attended to.”

He adds Maguvhe's toxic relationship with then Motsoeneng contributed to the regression of affairs at the state broadcaster.

“The current chairperson mollycoddled some of the executives, particularly the person who was acting in the position of COO.”

The committee has indicated it will summon Maguvhe to appear, if he fails to show up this afternoon.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)