25 September 2016
The spectacular rise and fall and rise and fall and rise of Hlaudi Motsoeneng
26th of September 2016
Like shit to a woolly blanket, that is how “acting” SABC Chief Operations Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is clinging to the broadcaster after the Supreme Court of Appeal, following the Public Protector’s scathing report exposing him as a lying thieving rogue, found his appointment unlawful.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found in a report released in February 2014 that Motsoeneng lied about his qualifications when he applied for the post of COO, that he hiked his salary from R1.5 million to R2.4 million in one year, and that he purged senior staff.
The amazing thing is that the rest of the board, the ANC Youth League and the president himself are defending this lying, thieving sack of shit who awarded himself millions in “bonuses” he never earned.
Hlaudi’s R11.4 million bonus
“…a sum of R11.4 million was this week paid to Motsoeneng in two payments of R5.7 million as commission or a bonus for his handling of the controversial R500 million SABC deal with MultiChoice to create SABC channels on DStv. “And that’s not an accurate amount,” said a source. “What he was paid was R11.4 million after tax, not before tax.”
But that is only a third of it.
“Highly placed sources also revealed that this was not Motsoeneng’s entire commission package for the MultiChoice deal – which they said would total R33 million over three years.”
But still it is not all.
“A source said that it was fairly common knowledge within the SABC that Motsoeneng had also been promised a huge “bonus” for his work in allegedly winning back the right to broadcast Bafana Bafana matches on the public broadcaster. This was confirmed by board members, who were not willing to reveal the exact amount that the Bafana Bafana matches cost. City Press was led to believe the cost was in excess of R75 million.”
But how could this glorified herd boy from Thaba Bosiu who doesn’t even have matric get such a high position at the SABC?
An investigation showed That apparently his mommy, who abandoned him, is a powerful Sangoma with a great deal of influence on President Zuma, but the truth about his rise is that he is a psychopathic “gatkruiper” and praise singer of ANC politicians including the president Jacob Zuma.
It was allegedly because of this politician-friendly approach to journalism that Motsoeneng rose through the ranks at the SABC. He became the executive news producer at Lesedi FM, under Northern Cape regional editor James Barkhuizen.
Motsoeneng began butting heads with Barkhuizen, allegedly interfering with his decisions and openly challenging him.
“We would sit in news meetings and Motsoeneng would completely take over,” one former SABC employee said.
Former SABC journalist Ed Herbst wrote in themediaonline in February 2014, that it was Motsoeneng’s generally abusive relationship with Barkhuizen, which led to Barkhuizen leaving the SABC. Two years later, aged 46, Barkhuizen committed suicide. He had worked for the SABC for 24 years.
“Among the things that Barkhuizen was concerned about was Motsoeneng’s vehement objection to him covering a spate of fatal farm attacks against white farmers in the area, and the fact that Motsoeneng was going to broadcast, in its entirety, the inauguration ceremony of an ANC mayor in the region."
Hlaudi Motsoeneng is also the one who recently placed censorship on broadcasts of violent protests against the ANC.
The DA wants to go back to court now and federal executive chair James Selfe said on Sunday this was "a slap in the face of the rule of law".
More like taking a dump down the throat of the Supreme Court, but what do you expect from a terrorist mafia organization such as the ANC. They wipe their arse with the constitution and piss on the law. To the ANC the law is there for others, not for them. They are above the law. We saw it in 2009 when Jacob Zuma came to power and 783 cases of fraud an corruption against him was swept under the carpet.