A CONTROVERSIAL SABC regional editor could face fraud charges for allegedly falsifying his qualifications, writes Siyabonga Mkhwanazi in the Saturday Star.

The Broadcast, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) said yesterday it would file criminal charges against SABC Bloemfontein regional editor Hlaudi Motsoeneng for lying about having passed matric.

Documents in possession of the Saturday Star show that Motsoeneng failed his matric in 1991 at Metsi Mantsho High School in the Free State.

The latest revelation against Motsoeneng comes a week after the Saturday Star revealed that he was allegedly terrorising staff members in the Bloemfontein office.

This resulted in another union, the Communication Workers Union (CWU), writing to President Jacob Zuma urging him to intervene because Motsoeneng was abusing the president's name, claiming to be his "big friend."

Bemawu president Hannes du Buisson said they believed they had a strong case against Motsoeneng. The union had met the police this week and handed them all the necessary documents to probe the matter.

When contacted, Motsoeneng declined to comment, while SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago was also not available as his cellphone was on voicemail.

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