Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
18 Dec 2021
5:45 am

Hlaudi Motsoeneng: End of the buffoonery era – now pay back the money

Brian Sokutu

Motsoeneng is also awaiting a R10 million wasteful and irregular expenditure case.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – MARCH 15: Former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng during his case at the CCMA on March 15, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. In his bid to get his job back, Motsoeneng claimed that the interim board that fired him had no power to do so, as by then, he was no longer a top executive at the public broadcaster. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Veli Nhlapo)

A’s leading graft-buster, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), earned praise for dealing with corruption-related cases, the latest being that of former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who has to pay back about R23 million in fees and interest. The High Court in Johannesburg this week set aside the 2016 R11.5 million “success fee” bonus paid to him by the SABC and gave Motsoeneng – now president of the African Content Movement political party – seven days to repay the money, with an annual interest rate of 15.5%, dating back five years ago. Motsoeneng, who was rewarded with the “success fee” after...