Friday, June 1, 2018
Alleged Hlaudi enforcer, the SABC's now-suspended sports boss Sully Motsweni, in the dock on charges of corruption and allegedly looting the SABC by taking mama, kids and friends on jetset lux trips.
The SABC's suspended sports boss, Sully Motsweni stood in the dock on Wednesday, with the alleged Hlaudi Motsoeneng enforcer and acolyte accused of looting the embattled South African public broadcaster by taking luxury plane and hotel trips for which she shamelessly added family members, and abused her position to get it approved.
Sully Motsweni was granted bail of R5000 on Wednesday after she appeared in the Johannesburg Specialised Crime Court after she was arrested on Wednesday morning at her home in Boksburg.
The SABC executive has been investigated by the police on 11 counts of fraud she allegedly committed at the SABC.
Under Hlaudi Motsoeneng's so-called "reign of terror", Sully Motsweni as one of his alleged enforcers, got massive salary increases similar to him, and would jetset across South Africa with her family members in tow.
Just like Hlaudi Motsoeneng, Sully Motsweni suddenly saw massive salary increases at the SABC - first when she got appointed as general manager of compliance, operation and stakeholder relations in 2011.
Her salary was bumped up again in 2012 from R960 500 to a whopping R1.5million.
Sully Motsweni's shocking alleged spending spree with SABC money started in April 2014 when the SABC Sports boss allegedly lived the high life until April 2017, allegedly looting the SABC of R45 182.
Sully Motsweni, according to court documents, allegedly duped the SABC by getting approval for jet-set travel across South Africa with "officials" who turned out to be family members like her own sons and mother.
Sully Motsweni's mom who doesn't work at the SABC, for instance attended the Crown Gospel Awards in 2014 and 2015 - something the SABC was forced to pay for. Two additional friends who lived the lux life, were also paid for by the SABC.
The SABC was again forced to pay when Sully Motsweni jetted to the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town in 2014 with three kids and a friend, and again in 2017.
Sully Motsweni said her adult sons were athletes in the marathon. Neither were however taking part in the marathon and the SABC said they didn't "add value to the SABC brand".