Embattled former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been fired after being found guilty of misconduct for comments he made at a media briefing in which he criticised SABC board members and a parliamentary committee that was looking into alleged irregularities at the public broadcaster. Chairperson of the disciplinary hearing Nazeer Cassim informed the SABC's interim board of his decision on Monday. The outcome was announced after the board met with Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo. Motsoeneng’s dismissal follows the submission of final arguments from the SABC and the embattled former COO on Friday. At the time of the April media conference‚ Motsoeneng was already suspended due to findings made by the Public Protector relating to his qualifications. Motsoeneng was charged with contravening the terms of his suspension when he held a media briefing at which he was critical of non-executive board member Krish Naidoo. Naidoo had served on the SABC’s previous board. Motsoeneng launched a...

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