Monday, May 1, 2017

Judge Vuka Tshabalala to chair SABC's new Hlaudi Motsoeneng disciplinary hearing with advocate Pule Seleka as initiator.

The former KwaZulu-Natal judge president Vuka Tshabalala has been appointed as the chairperson of the SABC's new disciplinary hearing for the controversial public broadcaster employee Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Following the shambolic and bizarre disciplinary hearing in 2015, the Western Cape High Court ordered the SABC to do a proper, independent disciplinary hearing of the SABC's former chief operating officer (COO) whose destructive tenure has seen the SABC implode financially, systematically and editorially.

Now the former judge president will be the chairperson of Hlaudi Motsoeneng's disciplinary hearing, with the top advocate, Pule Seleka who has been appointed by the interim SABC board to act as the initiator of Hlaudi Motsoeneng's disciplinary hearing.

The rest of the panel for Hlaudi Motsoeneng's disciplinary hearing will be decided on Wednesday.

While the suspended Hlaudi Motsoeneng stays at home, he has been paid R350 000 per month for the past six months as the SABC is unable to pay all staff and production companies supplying content to the broadcaster.

The SABC owes unpaid production companies hundreds of millions of rands since February as the SABC once again is on the brink of financial collapse similar to 2009 and again awaiting a possible government bail-out.