Thursday, July 17, 2014

'Have we no shame, no regard for the law, no self-respect, to force a man who has forged and lied down the throat of South Africans?'

Opposition parties' members of parlaiment blasted the SABC and South Africa's controversial new minister of communications, Faith Muthambi, for the shocking and highly controversial permanent appointment of the famously matricless Hlaudi Motsoeneng as chief operating officer (COO) at the beleaguered SABC.

"Have we no shame, have we no regard for law, have we no respect and no self-respect to take a platform and force a man who has forged and lied about his qualifications down the throat of South Africans?" asked Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, the member of parliament of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party.

"Do you really not see the danger in the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng?" Mbuyiseni Ndlozi asked Faith Muthambi.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi called Hlaudi Motsoeneng a "pathological liar" and a "mythomaniac".

"The message is extremely misleading and is a worry to us. It says that it's okay to rise as high as you can without the education that you need – that you don't even need a matric certificate," said Sibongile Nkomo of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP).