Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has filed another court application to force the SABC pension fund to pay him R8-million in pension benefits.
Motsoeneng, through his attorneys Majavu Incorporated, filed an application in the South Gauteng High Court on Monday asking for an order to compel the public broadcaster's pension fund to release the millions he is claiming.
Two months ago, the embattled SABC had gone to the same courthouse and made an application to force the pension fund to withhold Motsoeneng's millions, claiming that it had a claim of R11-million against him.
The SABC , in its letter to the fund, had argued that Motsoeneng was not supposed to have been paid a controversial R11- million bonus for making a deal with pay channel MultiChoice, because he was just doing his job.
The deal came at a price for the public broadcaster as it had to relinquish control of its archives to MultiChoice, including drama series from the 1970s and 1980s, soapies, magazine shows and other programmes.