Icasa chairperson sentenced to 20 years in jail

JOHANNESBURG - The chairperson of the Independent Communications Authority of SA, Rubben Mohlaloga, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The court found the former chair of the Agriculture Portfolio Committee guilty of fraud and money laundering, after he swindled R6-million from the Land Bank by transferring the money into his attorney’s bank account.

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Mohlaloga has been sentenced alongside former acting head of the Land Bank, Philemon Mohlahlane and attorney Dinga Rammy Nkwashu.

Mohlahlane and Nkwashu were sentenced to 7 and 24 years in prison respectively.

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The trio were released on bail after being granted leave to appeal their sentence.