Controversial SABC group executive for corporate affairs Hlaudi Motsoeneng has reiterated that he intends to remain at the public broadcaster.
This comes despite Thursday’s decision by Parliament’s communications portfolio committee to hold an inquiry into the board if it refuses to resign.
“All these people who are sitting here‚ most of them have qualifications but if you can take me head on‚ they know I mesmerise them. When people make noise… even people you admire run away and they won’t transform this country. I’m not a coward‚” said Motsoeneng.
Motsoeneng’s previous appointment as chief operations officer was set aside and leave to appeal against the judgment denied. The SABC then decided to appoint him as group executive for corporate affairs instead.
“I’m employed here at the SABC‚ I have never employed myself. I have never said to the SABC that I wanted to be the COO (chief operating officer). They approached me to be the COO of this organisation‚” added Motsoeneng.
He said qualifications don’t mean that someone is really the best person for the job.
“Broadcasting is talent. There are many people who don’t have certificate qualifications at the SABC but they have more audience then people who have qualifications‚” he said.
Parliament summoned the SABC board to appear before the portfolio committee on communications on Thursday to account for Motsoeneng’s controversial reappointment.