Controversial SABC executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been fired from the public broadcaster following recommendations after an independent disciplinary hearing. Interim board chairwoman Khanyisile Kweyama said on Monday that Motsoeneng had been found guilty of misconduct and bringing the SABC into disrepute. It was recommended that he be dismissed, a decision the interim board accepted. Motsoeneng was charged for comments he made at an April 19 media briefing, while under suspension, about the interim board; Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the crisis at the public broadcaster; and the SABC’s ailing finances. The SABC asked the Treasury for a bail-out after acknowledging in March that it faced a financial crisis and that it was drawing on its reserves to meet operational expenses. The financial crisis at the public broadcaster has been blamed on the executive under Motsoeneng and the former board. Such has been the malaise that the members of the interim board earlier decide...

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