Hlaudi insists he ‘lectured’ at Wits despite university’s denial

Hlaudi Motsoeneng has insisted that he “lectured” at Wits University despite a denial from the institution.

The former chief operating officer at South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is continuing with his testimony at the state capture inquiry on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, he told the inquiry that he “lectures at universities” about leadership and cited Wits as an example.

Motsoeneng also claimed that his “lectures” have been included in the curriculum of some of these institutions.

‘Guest speaker’

However, Wits Business School denied this in a tweet posted on Tuesday. It said Motsoeneng was only a guest speaker there in 2013.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng was invited to take part in a breakfast panel discussion at WBS on 6 Dec 2013. A guest speaker does not make an academic.

At no stage has Mr Motsoeneng lectured at WBS, nor has any material authored by him formed part of the curriculum of any of our programmes.

Wits Business School

‘Lectured there, not employed’

Motsoeneng nevertheless doubled down on his claim, saying lecturing at Wits didn’t mean he was employed there.

I think the media’s role is to discredit me. Yesterday I spoke about me lecturing at Wits – it is true chairperson. It doesn’t mean when I say I lectured there I was employed.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng

He isaid there’s even a video clip by SABC showing him “lecturing” at Wits.

Some social media users posted this clip to back his claim. It shows him speaking about media transformation.

Citing the clip, Motsoeneng slammed the media for “twisting his words.” His testimony is ongoing.

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