The suspended GCEO of public broadcaster SABC has had charges laid against him by the SABC board on the grounds of his alleged performance failures, failure to comply with the SABC’s articles of association and his contract and for allegedly unauthorised staff appointments.
This is the latest episode in the on-going battle between the board and Mokoetle, who together with board chair Dr Ben Ngubane, appointed Phil Molefe as head of News without the board’s sanction. Last week the board confirmed Molefe’s appointment after assessment of other applicants.
On Monday Molefe held unsuccessful mediation talks with the board. His suspension was due to his failure to draw up a turnaround plan for the crisis-ridden broadcaster.
Business Day reports that SABC lawyer Puke Maserumule’s office confirmed yesterday that a charge sheet had been sent to Mokoetle. The matter will go to arbitration in the next few weeks.
Screen Africa readers will recall that the last time a suspended GCEO (ie. Dali Mpofu) went to court, the SABC had to pay him R11m.
Mokoetle took up office in January this year.