They used to provide muscle for the family. Now they've opened up about trips to Zuma's guesthouse, visiting dignitaries and bags of cash.
Has the SABC fired or blacklisted so many commentators for holding anti-Zuma views that Hlaudi Motsoeneng has to step into the breach?
Public protector Thuli Madonsela was "taken aback" at the news, and was writing to the SABC "to help it understand the SCA judgment".
All the political shenanigans - particularly Nkandla - have ultimately drawn attention to the value of this office.
The prosecutor involved in the SABC chief operating officer’s hearing has been controversially dismissed.
The SABC head honcho’s legal team were bemused to find a blue-light brigade ushering them to court.
But there's no sign yet that Communications Minister Faith Muthambi will be asked to explain her role in Hlaudi Motsoeneng's rise to the top.
Hlaudi Motsoeneng's huge salary from the broadcaster is the least of its board's concerns.
The courts are fairly brimming with allegations of irregularities and illegalities from those shouldered aside as Motsoeneng rocketed to the top.
The Constitutional Court will have the final say on the public protector’s watchdog powers.
The SABC has initiated disciplinary action against chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng and given him notice to attend a hearing at month end.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed the SABC COO's bid against suspension and has upheld Thuli Madonsela's recommendations.
The DA slammed SABC's decision to claim insurance towards the legal fees of the pair, whom it said had both lied about their qualifications.
SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has reiterated his desire to see the media regulated, getting South Africans fired up on Twitter.
The SABC's chief operations officer told MPs that journalists should be regulated, saying they lacked objectivity and were "lazy".
The former consultant to the public broadcaster and keen supporter of Hlaudi Motsoeneng has taken over the reins.
The Western Cape High Court has upheld the order that SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended for 60 days pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi tried valiantly to educate the communications committee on the state of the public broadcaster.