ANC should’ve done more to protect me - Motsoeneng

The former SABC COO was in court to argue against the public broadcaster, which is seeking an interim order to stop its pension fund.

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng at Johannesburg High Court to oppose SABC's decision to withhold his pension fund. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng says the African National Congress (ANC) should have done more to protect him.

Motsoeneng was in court to argue against the SABC, which is seeking an interim order to stop its pension fund, a separate entity, from paying him his multimillion-rand pension.

Terry Motau, representing the SABC, made submissions to acting Judge Avrille Maier-Frawley that Motsoeneng must not be granted his pension payout because he faced allegations of wrongdoing and was not entitled to receive that money.

Motsoeneng addressed his supporters outside the court: “For the first time in the history of South Africa, ANC and other political parties collude to remove Hlaudi at the SABC. If the ANC says we stand for transformation, they were supposed to avenge me.”

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He also says he was the only person trying to empower people in the country.

“South Africa needs Hlaudi to change. I’m the only one in South Africa who was able to take decisions in the interest of empowerment.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)