The SABC's interim board is on a mission to claw back millions of rands paid to disgraced former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. It is also thinking of laying criminal charges against the fired boss. The board, appointed by President Jacob Zuma in March, plans to sue Motsoeneng for the return of a R11.4-million bonus he received in 2016. The bonus was linked to a deal that granted MultiChoice access to the public broadcaster's archives - without the authorisation of the then SABC board. The deal, worth R533-million, gave MultiChoice control of the SABC's archives for five years. Motsoeneng's bonus on this deal was R33-million, to be paid out over three years. The R11.4-million was the first portion and was paid in August last year. "We have handed over Mr Motsoeneng's matter to the SIU [Special Investigating Unit] to fast-track [the investigation] so that we can [lay] criminal charges and ... recover [money] if the end of the investigation is that there are recoveries to be made," SABC inter...

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