'I know president Zuma but he is not my friend,' Motsoeneng tells Zondo


- citizen.co.za | 6 months ago

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng told the chairperson of the commission of inquiry into state capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, that he knew former president Jacob Zuma “but he is not my friend”.

Motsoeneng was responding to testimony by Foeta Krige, one of the SABC 8 journalists who in 2016 spoke out against the former COO’s decision to ban the broadcasting of visuals of violent or destructive protests. The eight journalists were subsequently suspended then dismissed.

Krige had testified that during a workshop on covering elections, Motsoeneng had told SABC journalists that Zuma should be given more air time, should not be questioned, and should be respected, among other things.

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