Hlaudi’s legal costs
FORMER SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, former head of news Simon Tebele and the SABC have each been ordered to pay part of the legal costs for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC 8.
The ruling was made this week by the Johannesburg
Labour Court after eight SABC employees were fired last year for speaking out against Motsoeneng’s implementation of policy censoring violent protest. Seven of the eight journalists were subsequently rehired. Motsoeneng and Tebele were refused leave to appeal against the ruling.