Motsoeneng won't comment on SABC fraud allegations

Leaked documents suggest a legitimate tender for a R43 million studio revamp was abruptly cancelled and awarded to Vision View.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has declined to comment on documents that reveal alleged irregular dealings that took place under his watch.

The documents suggest a legitimate tender for a R43 million studio revamp was abruptly cancelled and awarded to a company called Vision View.

Finance and technology managers who objected to the process or attempted to bring the procurement irregularities to the board's attention were then allegedly suspended.

Motsoeneng says he is not speaking to the media at this stage

The initial tender process to supply equipment for studios at the SABC was allegedly abruptly halted by Motsoeneng in February last year.

This can only be done by the board.

According to the documents, it was a collusive move aimed at paving the way for a tender deal with a company called Vision View worth more nearly R40 million.

The Vision View deal was initially agreed upon by the group executive committee (Exco). But this was before it was ratified by the either Exco or the board.

A source claims that a letter of appointment was issued to Vision View three days before the Exco meeting took place.

It’s understood the executive committee had decided to not go ahead with the deal until certain requirement were met – which according to the documents, it never did.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)