JOHANNESBURG – SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he is not concerned about calls for him to step down.
He was speaking to the media at offices of the public broadcaster on Monday.
Motsoeneng says those calling for his head are in the minority, and that the majority of staff at SABC are happy.
Several of senior staffers at the public broadcaster are facing disciplinary action, after speaking out against new editorial changes.
“I don’t have stress when I’m under pressure I perform very well, so all the hullabalu, they don’t affect me because that is not my business, I don’t focus on what people are saying outside, I focus on what I need to achieve,” said Motsoeneng.
The Independent Broadcasting Authority (Icasa) said on Monday that it had ordered the SABC to lift its ban on broadcasting the protest visuals.
This after Media Monitoring Africa and other organisations approached Icasa about Motsoeneng’s broadcast ban of violent footage, which many critics denounced as censorship.
Despite the ruling against the SABC’s ban on visuals of violent protests, COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng remains defiant.
“We’re not going to be influenced by people outside or internally, we will deal with the issues of the SABC as per the process and governance of the organisation.”