'return my stuff'

Getrude Makhafola

Getrude Makhafola

Former Lesedi FM presenter Thuso Motaung is still waiting for the curators to return his luxury furniture.

Motaung received some of his assets back, worth R15million, in May last year after they were attached by the Asset Forfeiture Unit in March 2007. The assets included three houses, one each in Diepkloof; Soweto, Bloemfontein and Mossel Bay.

This came after Motaung, his wife Mamontha and business partner Joshua Ramme were acquitted of defrauding the SABC of R34million in airtime sales between 2004 and 2006.

Motaung said the missing furniture was worth over R100000.

"I am still waiting for the delivery of my imported bedroom furniture. It seems the goods got lost somewhere between Bloemfontein and Johannesburg. My lawyer has been inquiring without success," Motaung said.

He said the lost furniture consisted of a three-seater bedroom lounger and a luxury armchair cabaret. He also said that the damaged furniture that was initially returned was never fixed as promised by the curators.

Mamontha and the station's programmes manager Mohlalefi Khoali have since returned to work after lengthy disciplinary hearings by the SABC.

Motaung said he was taking each day as it comes and that he was writing a book based on his life's experiences.

"In life there are no guarantees and job security does not exist. I worked for the broadcaster for more than 25 years. I was unceremoniously kicked out and called a thief," Motaung said.