"He is a glorified public relations officer ... [This] is not a defining role as he had as chief operating officer" THE SABC has downplayed Hlaudi Motsoeneng‘s influence at the public broadcaster‚ saying his latest position is equivalent to that of a “glorified public relations officer”.The Cape Town High Court is hearing an application brought by the DA to have Motsoeneng removed from the SABC‚ where he was recently appointed group executive of corporate affairs.The public broadcaster‘s lawyer‚ Stephan du Toit‚ argued that it was not for the courts to dictate to the SABC whom to employ. “[Motsoeneng] holding that position is really a business decision taken by the CEO …“He is a glorified public relations officer ... [This] is not a defining role as he had as chief operating officer … he now has a subordinate role‚” said Du Toit. The DA launched its latest court bid to remove Motsoeneng from the SABC after the broadcaster reappointed him to his old position of group executive of cor...

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