Friday, February 15, 2019

Rubben Mohlaloga, boss of the broadcasting regulator, Icasa, sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Rubben Mohlaloga, the boss of South Africa's broadcasting regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

BusinessDay reports that Rubben Mohlaloga, Icasa chairperson was sentenced to two decades in jail for defrauding the Land of R6 million in 2008.

According to BusinessDay, Rubben Mohlaloga's legal representation said that he would petition the North Gauteng High Court to challenge his convictions.

Rubben Mohlaloga is currently out on bail and applied for leave to appeal his sentence. He was found guilty of fraud and money laundering by a specialised commercial crimes court in January 2018.

In February 2018 parliament planned to fire the convicted fraudster from Icasa but he's been kept on despite the Icasa Act prohibiting anyone convicted of fraud from serving as a councillor at the broadcasting regulator.