The commission of inquiry into state capture recently had former SABC Chief Operations Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng in the hot seat and twitter was having a field day. The commission is looking into the financial woes, as well as the irregularities, that befell the public broadcaster but twitter saw the lighter side of things.
From the onset Hlaudi’s ego was apparent when responding to questions given to him by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo. When Zondo asked the former COO about his lack of matric and the position he had assumed, at the SABC, an interesting answer came forth.
Hlaudi claimed to be ‘very educated’, despite not having a matric qualification, and as proof of this he mentioned that he once lectured at the Wits Business School and contributed to the institution’s curriculum. Wits, however, sheds a different light on Hlaudi’s invitation to participate at one of their lectures.
‘Wits University emphasises that no material authored by Hlaudi Motsoeneng is part of the curriculum of the Wits School of Governance programme, nor has any course material of any kind been sourced or commissioned from Mr Motsoeneng whatsoever’, read Wits’ press release.
Wits went on to clarify the difference between an academic, whose purpose is to develop a programme of study, and an invited guest whose purpose is to shed more light on the topic at hand.