SIU probe into SABC will help vindicate me - Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng has continued to plead innocent- saying during his tenure, the SABC was doing better financially.

FILE: Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he believes the Special Investigating Unit's (SIU) probe into the public broadcaster will help vindicate him and actually expose what he calls "the real problems" at the corporation.

Motsoeneng was fired from the public broadcaster after the High Court found that his appointment was irrational.

President Jacob Zuma signed a proclamation authorising the SIU to investigate contracts at the SABC last week.

The axed SABC COO insists that the forensic probe into the public broadcaster by the SIU will allow him the opportunity to clear his name.

“SIU, for me, is an opportunity to deal with real issues within the SABC and I think I will be able to clarify many issues.”

Motsoeneng has continued to plead innocent, saying that during his tenure, the SABC was doing better financially.

“I can assure you today, I still believe that we did what we were supposed to do and even if I was there now, we’d do the same thing.”

He also says he remains unapologetic about the decisions he took as SABC COO.

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(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)