Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BREAKING. Confused trade union, Communication Workers Union (CWU), supports the SABC's matricless liar Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

In a bizarre turn of events the one SABC trade union, the Communication Workers Union (CWU), is supporting the beleaguered public broadcaster's matricless acting chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng and is not lashing out at the SABC, but at the South African Public Protector for exposing irregular spending, maladministration, abuse of power and irregular hiring and firings implicating Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

In a recorded interview Hlaudi Motsoeneng's - whose salary the Public Protector documented to have increased three times in one year to R2.4 million, who was involved in the firings of all the SABC staff who once were involved in a disciplinary hearing again him and who "should never have been appointed at the SABC" - told the Public Protector in a recorded interview that he committed fraud by being dishonest about having a matric (he doesn't) and that he made up fake symbols for a matric certificate he doesn't have.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) now referring to itself as the "Hlaudi Motsoeneng Coalition", says that it "violently rejects" the Public Protector's report.

According to the CWU it is not Hlaudi Motsoeneng but the Public Protector "which seek to undermine the working class.

The CWU now wants to march to the Public Protector's office following the release of the report.

The CWU didn't march to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which released a scathing report at the beginning of the month on the shocking lack of skills at the SABC, missing personnel files, SABC staff without qualfications and SABC staff with fraudulent qualifications.

The CWU also didn't march on the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) which last year revealed in parliament a report into rampant corruption at the SABC, and last week revealed further facts into maladministration at the SABC and irregular spending of more thatn R275 million at the public broadcaster.

The CWU accuses the Public Protector of bias. Its not clear whether the CWU is itself partial to be on Hlaudi Motsoeneng's side because Hlaudi Motsoeneng is a member of the CWU.

Neither of the other two trade unions involved in SABC dealings - the Media Workers Association of South Africa (Mwasa) nor the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) has come out in support of Hlaudi Motsoeneng.