Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Parliament finally decides that convicted fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga should be fired as chairperson of South Africa's broadcasting regulator, Icasa, immediately.

South Africa's parliament on Tuesday decided that the convicted fraudster, Rubben Mohlaloga, should be fired as chairperson of the country's broadcasting regulator and that he must be suspended with immediate effect from his position at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa).

On Tuesday parliament's portfolio committee on communications decided to finally get rid of the convicted fraudster who was sentenced to 20 years in prison n the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Courtfor money laundering and defrauding the Land of R6 million, yet continues to hold the position as chairperson of South Africa's broadcasting regulator since he was appointed in December 2017.

Parliament's committee finally agreed in a long-overdue decision that "the fraud conviction is extremely serious and involves a substantial amount of public money that was appropriated for the benefit of emerging black farmers".

Parliament's portfolio committee on communications said it recommends that Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa's latest minister of communications, suspend Rubben Mohlaloga immediately as Icasa chairperson,until he can be fired by parliament's Nasional Assembly.

Hlengiwe Mkhize, chairperson of parliament's portfolio committee on communications, said that "by the end of today, it will be with the National Assembly, it will be tabled".