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Hlaudi wants to be president

Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Disgraced former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants to be president of South Africa.

According to various media reports on Monday, Motsoeneng, who was dismissed from the public broadcaster this month, wants the country’s top job.

Johannesburg newspaper The Star reported that Motsoeneng made the remarks at the Incredible Happenings Church in Katlehong on the East Rand on Sunday.

He reportedly said that he doesn’t want to be president in 2019, when the incubment, Jacob Zuma, must step down.

Rather, he said the country needs a woman president — presumably, he was referring to Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who has presidential ambitions.

He would run for president later, he said, asking church congregants to pray that he becomes leader of South Africa.

On Motsoeneng’s watch, the SABC has been plunged into a deep financial crisis. The broadcaster has already gone cap in hand to national treasury, requesting a government bailout.

Motsoeneng said on Sunday that he hopes to play a leading role in shaping South Africa’s future, according to the The Star.

‘Pray that I rule’

The newspaper quoted him as saying: “To those who are concerned about Hlaudi, let me tell you, know that the future looks bright for me. When you pray, pray that I rule the country.”

He then said: “You should pray that I become the president of the country, because in me you are going to see a different South Africa.”

According to the report, he later assured congregants that he was set for greater things. “People are saying it’s the end of Hlaudi. Actually, it’s the beginning of a better journey for Hlaudi. The future is bright for Hlaudi.”  — (c) 2017 NewsCentral Media


  1. Anthony Bingham on

    Well, I don’t see any difference between the current scumbag and this one. We are really scraping the absolute bottom of barrel now, so it won’t make an iota of difference.

  2. CharlieTango on

    Hlaudi just confirms the adage that there is one born every minute. However, based on the ANC’s political history and the current crisis SA faces, it’s not inconceivable that anther ANC idiot could lead SA into greater disaster.

  3. “When you pray, pray that I rule the country.”
    The country needs someone to govern. A king rules. We have quite enough of those dark ages relics in the country already.

  4. I have to wonder if he is just really dishonest, or whether he has a bad case of stupidity mixed with obsessiveness.

    I mean you try to give somebody the benefit of the doubt, but… I’m stumped.

  5. The Navigator on

    “… rule the country.” ??
    Rule is out; leadership is required. Preferably visionary leadership to get the country out of the hole.

    Would he be any worse that the present incumbent? No leadership there either.

  6. Ha Ha Ha is jy bef… In his dreams ever to become president, 1’st he will get everyone sing “Praise for him” when we have look at him on tv, then he run the SABC into billions Rands of losses let alone the country of SA, we will be bancrupt with in a week. He just want to get the same gravy train like Zuma’s. GOD have mercy on all of us.

  7. Marcus Carter on

    Hopefully the only ‘rule’ we’ll see as a nation is a line drawn, crossing out his name for ANY position of authority or responsibility

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