Motsoeneng to challenge SABC dismissal at CCMA

Hlaudi Motsoeneng is taking the SABC to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration for unfair dismissal.

FILE: Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s fight against the corporation is expected to continue next month.

Motsoeneng is fighting his dismissal after a disciplinary committee found him guilty of contravening the public broadcaster’s code of conduct by holding a press conference while he was on suspension.

Meanwhile, the broadcaster’s acting group CEO James Aguma resigned on Wednesday.

Aguma was suspended two months ago allegedly for lying about Motsoeneng’s disciplinary hearing.

Motsoeneng is taking the SABC to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration for unfair dismissal.

The broadcaster’s interim board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama confirmed they were given the notice to appear on the matter.

“To confirm that yes there’s a notice to appear at the CCMA.”

SABC legal representative Sizwe Vilakazi says the hearing is expected to begin in about two weeks’ time.

“Yes, Mr Motsoeneng has declared unfair dismissal dispute with the CCMA. The matter is going to be set up for 1 August.”

Meanwhile, the Special Investigative Unit is probing certain contracts at the public broadcaster that could result in Motsoeneng and Aguma being criminally charged.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)