Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s unfair dismissal case is expected to get underway at the CCMA Monday.

This comes after the public broadcaster failed to reach an agreement during conciliation at the CCMA last year.

Motsoeneng is fighting his sacking after a disciplinary committee found him guilty of contravening the corporation’s code of conduct by holding a press conference while he was on suspension.

Motsoeneng’s lawyer Zola Majavu says, “We are hoping that the matter should be wrapped up in the next three days because it has been enrolled for three consecutive days. But normally in cases like this the employer has the duty to begin. So the employer would lead its evidence depending on how many witnesses they intend calling then it will be our turn on behalf of Mr Motsoeneng. Then we will make closing submissions and the commissioner will reserve judgement.”