The board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced that controversial acting chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng was released from his duties on Tuesday 26, February. Mike Siluma, veteran journalist and head of Radio News and Current Affairs, has been appointed acting COO until further notice.
Motsoeneng, who became famous in media reports for not having a matric qualification, reverted back to his position as group executive: Provinces.
“The board would like to thank Mr Motsoeneng for his contribution during his time as acting COO. We would like to assure the public that the process of appointing a permanent COO will be concluded once all the legal impediments that have thus far prevented the SABC from making the appointment is resolved,’ reads an SABC statement released on 26 February.