Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been dismissed by the SABC after he being found guilty in an internal disciplinary hearing.
He was found guilty of bringing the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage to his employer. The board agreed and this has been communicated to Motsoeneng.
The charges related to his four-hour long press briefing on April 19, where he defended his “90% local” policy.
He also criticised the parliamentary ad-hoc committee charged with looking at the former board and interim board member Krish Naidoo.
Motsoeneng was stripped of his title of chief operations officer at the SABC after a court set aside his appointment.
In December 2016, the Western Cape High Court also ruled in favour of the DA, finding the appointment of Motsoeneng as the SABC’s group executive of corporate affairs unlawful and irrational.
The court stated that Motsoeneng may not hold any position at the SABC until he has faced a satisfactory disciplinary hearing and/or findings and remedial action by the Public Protector have been reviewed and set aside by another court.