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DA prepares for another court battle against Motsoeneng

The Democratic Alliance is waging war against acting SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. The party announced on Sunday that it's planning to fight a decision by the SABC’s Board to ignore a ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).

It was reported that the board want to reappoint Motsoeneng as the COO even after the Supreme court ruled against it.

According to James Selfe, DA Federal Executive Chairperson proper channels should be followed if the SABC wants to continue employing Motsoeneng.

The appointment should involve advertising, shortlisting, interviews and qualifications checks, says Selfe.

Even if he has been appointed as acting COO, it flies in the face of two very explicit court rulings.

James Selfe, DA Federal Executive Chairperson

There is nothing wrong with him applying for another job but if he is appointed into the COO's position we believe that would be against the order of court.

James Selfe, DA Federal Executive Chairperson

It was also reported that Motsoeneng received R11.4 million bonus for his handling of the controversial R500 million SABC deal with MultiChoice to create SABC channels on DStv. Selfe says whoever made this decision should be held accountable.

The DA is waiting for another judgement to be passed against Motsoeneng for a prior disciplinary case which the DA feels was a complete sham.

The DA spends a lot of money on court battles fighting corruption and this time they want the court to make Motsoeneng and Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, personally liable for all costs.

Selfe says the party spent over R10 million on court battles against President Jacob Zuma.

Listen to the full conversation below:

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