The SABC's famously matricless and controversial former chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng has filed yet another court application, this time to try and force the South African public broadcaster to pay him R8 million.
The interim SABC board had ordered Hlaudi Motsoeneng's pension benefit payout be blocked, with the SABC saying it has a claim of R11 million against the notorious former executive who helped to bring the broadcaster to the brink of financial collapse.
Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants his money, but the SABC and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) are investigating whether the shocking and highly controversial R11.4 million "bonus" he was paid for the controversial MultiChoice SABC channels deal for the SABC's to deliver two TV channels on DStv, were above board.
Hlaudi Motsoeneng that just lost another SABC related court case, through his attorneys Majavu Incorporated, filed an application in the South Gauteng High Court, asking for an order to compel the SABC's pension fund to release the R8 million he is claiming.
The SABC says Hlaudi Motsoeneng was not supposed to have been paid the controversial R11 million "signing bonus" for the deal with MultiChoice to provide the SABC News (DStv 404) and SABC Encore (DStv 156) channels to the DStv platform exclusively.
In the court aplication, Hlaudi Motsoeneng's lawyer Zola Majavu says that that the pension fund has a responsibility to make payment as per its rules and the act governing it.