Icasa chairperson Rubben Mohlaloga sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud, money laundering

The recent verdict has been applauded by many, as  the say it will serve as a deterrent to others hell-bent on corruption.

The chairperson of Independent Communications Authority of SA chairperson,  Rubben Mohlaloga has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud and money laundering.

Mohlalonga was sentenced – alongside former acting head of the Land Bank Philemon Mohlahlane and attorney Dinga Rammy Nkwashu – on Thurday at the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court, the National Prosecuting Authority confirmed.

Mohlahlane was sentenced to seven years in prison, while attorney Nkwashu was sentenced to 24 years in prison. The three were found guilty in the same court in January 2018.

Mohlaloga, who was appointed chairperson of Icasa in December 2017, was found guilty of fraud and money laundering.

The court found that he and his co-accused defrauded the Land Bank of about R6m when he was chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Agriculture.

The court found that he and his co-accused defrauded the Land Bank of about R6m when he was chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Agriculture.

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