ICASA's Rubben Mohlaloga removed as chairperson following fraud sentencing

Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has Rubben Mohlaloga as the chairperson of the communications authority.

Rubben Mohlaloga, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in February for defrauding the Land Bank of R6 million, has been removed as the chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). 

The removal, authorised by Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, follows a resolution by the National Assembly to fire Rubben after he was convicted of fraud and money laundering in January, disqualifying him from holding office. 

The ICASA council will elect an acting chairperson until a permanent one has been appointed.