Parliament’s Portfolio Committe on Communications will meet with the SABC board in a couple of weeks meet to discuss the dismissal of the bid to appeal Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment.
Last Monday, the Supreme Court of Appeal announced it had dismissed a second application to appeal a decision by the Western Cape High Court that found Motsoeneng’s appointment as permanent COO at the public broadcaster, unlawful.
“The board has a fiduciary responsibility to provide corporate governance to the management of SABC and the corporation at large. It is against this backdrop that the Committee seeks to meet with the board to hear how it is dealing with the court judgement,” Humphrey Maxegwana, chairperson of the committee, said in a statement.
Although the Committee is not privy with how the board has interpreted and dealt with the judgement, it believes that any decision of the board is taken in good faith and in the interest of the public broadcaster.
“It is important that the rule of law be upheld and respected by state-owned enterprises, government departments and agencies,” said Maxegwana.