The Public Protector's final report on Monday was scathing over rampant maladministration, abuse of power and widespread irregularities at the beleaguered South African public broadcaster.
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The Public Protector asked the SABC to issue public apologies to "all its former employees who had suffered prejudice due to the SABC management and SABC board's maladministration, involving failure to handle the administration of its affairs in accordance with the laws, corporate policies and principles of corporate governance".
"All the findings are symptomatic of pathological corporate governance deficiencies at the SABC, including failure by the SABC board to provide strategic oversight to the public broadcaster," says the Public Protector in the report.
"Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been allowed by successive SABC boards to operate above the law, undermining the CEO among others, and causing the staff, particularly in the human resources and financial departments to engage in unlawful conduct," the report finds.
The Public Protector requests the SABC board in the report to take disciplinary action against Hlaudi Motsoeneng over his dishonesty over his misrepresentation of qualifications, abuse of power and improper conduct in appointments and salary increases, and his involvement in "purging" senior SABC staff members.
The SABC has been asked for comment and reaction in a media enquiry made Monday morning seeking comments from the public broadcaster on the Public Protector's report. The SABC says the SABC board has to first study the report and will respond later.