Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BREAKING. SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng: 'If you always report crime, you are encouraging young people to commit crime'.

The SABC's controversial and famously matricless boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng told Waldimar Pelser of kykNET's (DStv 144) actualy show Insig that reporting on crime in South Africa encourages criminals, and encouraging young people to commit crime.

The SABC's embattled Hlaudi Motsoeneng is embroiled in a protracted court battle over his appointment as chief operating officer at the SABC after he lied about having matric and was fingered in last year's scathing report from the Public Protector which found that he should "never have been appointed at the SABC".

Hlaudi Motsoeneng also told Waldimar Pelser that South African journalists should be regulated.

It's now the 5th time that Hlaudi Motsoeneng, in his position as the SABC's second highest executive, has publicly called for South Africa's journalists to be licensed and for South Africa's press to be regulated.

"I'm lobbying big time for this country to regulate. I'm lobbying the department of communications to make sure that we regulate journalists as a whole," said Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng again slammed South African press saying "journalists always criticise".

"Most of the issues that journalists report these days its hearsay," Hlaudi Motsoeneng told Waldimar Pelser on Monday night's broadcast.

"The role of the media is to influence the mindset of the young and the old," said Hlaudi Motsoeneng who looked uncomfortable during the entire 11 minute interview and came across as awkward and defensive.

"If you always put crime on media, you report about crime, actually what you are doing you are encouraging young people to commit crime."

"If you always report about crime, and people appear on the newspaper, on media general, its about crime, you are also influencing the young ones to commit crime. Cause they will believe that for me to be seen, I should commit crime," said Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Waldimar Pelser then asked Hlaudi Motsoeneng what about the consequence of reporting on corruption. A flabbergasted Hlaudi Motsoeneng appeared dumbstruck and gobsmacked for a moment.

"It depends, it depends. It depends if its a real corruption or a people are just talking about issues," said Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

You can watch the entire interview here on YouTube: