Hlaudi Motsoeneng Says To Have Threatened MultiChoice With Court Action Over SABC Deal

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the State Capture Inquiry.
Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the State Capture Inquiry.

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng said he threatened to haul MultiChoice to court if it didn’t agree to the now controversial R500 million deal between the two entities.

Motsoeneng is testifying at the state capture commission for a third and final day.

An agreement was reached between the SABC and MultiChoice in 2013 to flight the public broadcaster’s 24-hour news channel.

Motsoeneng said that he first threatened MultiChoice before there was any agreement.

He said that he was proud that he opened doors for several SABC deals including, for sports shows.

“People at SABC and people generally were shocked that I was able to bring sports back. Today, as we are speaking chairperson, [there’s a] blackout.”

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