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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BREAKING. SABC's matricless liar Hlaudi Motsoeneng on the front page and in the headlines as SABC scandal grabs attention.


Lurching from crisis to crisis since 2009, the SABC is once again engulfed in scandal with extensive and lurid national headlines and shocking front page newspaper stories today about fraud, maladministration and widespread irregularities at the SABC, as well as the lying, matricless acting chief operating officer (COO)  Hlaudi Motsoeneng's abuse of power.

The Citizen calls the South African public broadcaster "a public fraudster", while The Cape Times, Argus, The Star, and Pretoria News has a timeline of Hlaudi Motsoeneng's "mishaps" at the SABC.

Business Day notes that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said "This is how Wall Street collapsed" referring to the SABC's corporate culture.

In another story Business Day also tracks Hlaudi Motsoeneng's crooked salary progression.

Mail & Guardian went with the SAPA story as did Destiny magazine, noting that the department of communications is urged to find out why executives at the SABC cannot function and leave prematurely. Mail & Guardian also went with another SAPA story saying that the SABC and the minister of communications only say they will now study the report.

The Dispatch notes that Thuli Madonsela wants the SABC to take responsibility for the fraud, maladministration and lapses. "Thuli nails Hlaudi!" is the headline of what the tabloid The Daily Sun is telling its millions of readers today.

Daily Maverick tries to decode Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the SABC and what it all means. iAfrica says the SABC must "cleans up its act" or problems will continue.

The New Age leads with how Hlaudi Motsoeneng purged SABC staff and how the previous communications minister Dina Pule is also fingered in the report. PowerFM also notes "more woes" for the "dishonourable" Dina Pule due to the report.

The Media trade publication opines that tough action is needed by the government on the SABC, but doubts that the minister of communications will do it.

Storify has a collection of vox pop responses on Twitter from ordinary South Africans' reaction. Opposition parties are already calling for Hlaudi Motsoeneng's head reports SABreakingNews.

Fight Against Crime says "rot has been exposed at the SABC". BizCommunity is also going with "The SABC: Rotting from the Top". The Times newspaper also uses "Rot at SABC exposed".

In commentary, Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird has weighed in afterwards, penning an opinion piece saying how disappointed he is in the SABC for Mail&Guardian.

The veteran broadcaster Chris Gibbons who've worked at the SABC for many years also penned a must-read piece on eNCA's site (with the kicker coming right at the end) explaining why things are dire at the SABC with Hlaudi Motsoeneng and national thought control.

Business Day in its editorial says the SABC should be quarantined so that its infectious disease doesn't spread.

The Financial Mail editorialises that fakes like Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Thamsanqa Jantjie, the fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial service are endemic of how people in South Africa with no clue as how to do the work, are appointed through political godfathers and where qualifications and merit no longer matter.

The entire report from the Public Protector has been posted online by Politicsweb and also by City Press, and can also be downloaded from BizCommunity's website.


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