Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng and other former executives are expected before the court for inappropriate expenditure which was made to a number of artists.
Public broadcaster and the Special Investigating Unit want to recover R2.5m that was paid to number of musicians, said the Hlaudi and his group inappropriately authorized payments to number of music legends SABC and SIU want to court so that they a recover this amount of money from hlaudi and other former workers.
The problem is that this amount of money was not under the budgeted amount of money for payment, yet it was authorized, this show that hlaudi and other former members of executive did not comply with regulatory framework on procurement.
This was not in line with the policy and public family finance management act and the have to pay back the money Hlaudi Motsoeneng was removed from his position as Chief operating officer after it had been found that he lied about his qualifications, which led to his dismissal as acting Chief operating officer .it was announced that he would move back to his previous position as Group Executive Editor of Provinces and Corporate Affairs of the SABC.
But this was challenged by the court on December 2016, the Western Cape High Court ruled that Motsoeneng's appointment as Group Executive was illegal and that he was not entitled to.
upon being dismissed from his position he campaigned his dismissal in which he mobilizedSouth Africans artists demanding that SABC should broadcast 100 percentSouth Africancontent only, this saw a number of protests outside SABC offices demanding 100 percent local and that the SABC should pay legendary artist for their great contribution to the art industry.
Upon this controversial dismissal hlaudi went to the extend of opening his own political party to run for South Africa presidency but little did it gain enough support
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