The high court has ordered controversial former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng to pay R11.5-million, plus interest, to the public broadcaster within seven days.
The Johannesburg court found that the SABC’s decision to pay Motsoeneng an R11.5-million success fee in 2016 for a broadcasting deal he concluded with MultiChoice should be set aside as it was unlawful and invalid.
If Motsoeneng fails to pay back the money within seven days, the SABC pension fund has been ordered by the court to hand over the money from his pension.
The SABC and the Special Investigating Unit jointly approached the court to review the decision to pay the success fee to Motsoeneng.
Motsoeneng was ordered by the high court to pay the cost of the application and the cost of two counsel.