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Exed SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng. File Pic

Motsoeneng owes SABC over R21 million

The Special Investigative Unit (SIU) has affirmed that it has issued a summons against the disgraced former SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, for more than R21 million he owes the SABC.The SIU confirmed to Parliament Communications Committee on Tuesday that the R21 million incorporates an R11.4 million “achievement expense” Motsoeneng got for the supposed MultiChoice “chronicles bargain” and an extra R10.5 million in damaged identified with irregular appointments and firing of staff.

Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Communications  Phumzile Van Damme said her party welcomed the action against Motsoeneng proceeds.

“It can’t be that people like Motsoeneng plunder public institution, resign or dismissed and there is no further action. All stolen cash must come back to the public purse. We, along these lines, welcome the SIU’s action,” said Van Damme.

Van Damme said the tide is currently swinging to Motsoeneng and the self-announced “natural scholarly”.

The DA additionally takes note of that the SIU is investigating 8 of the contracts recognised as dodgy amid the SABC Ad hoc Inquiry.

This likewise incorporates the flawed R460 million contract with MultiChoice.

Motsoeneng is however by all account, not the only individual involved in the SABC Ad hoc Inquiry report. Compromised people, for example, James Aguma and particularly Minister Faith Muthambi should likewise be persecuted for any wrongdoing.

The SIU intends to hand over the Interim Presidential Report on their investigations concerning these dodgy contracts to the Office of the President on May 31, 2018.

Van Damme said DA anticipates accepting the final finding from the SIU with the end goal for it to be scrutinised by general society and bring all those involved to book.

 

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