Parliament would soon start the process to remove Rubben Mohlaloga from his post as chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), DA communications spokeswoman Phumzile van Damme said. Mohlaloga was convicted on charges of fraud and money laundering in mid-January, shortly after his appointment as council chairman was approved by former president Jacob Zuma. His appointment was effective from December. Icasa rules stipulate that a person convicted of fraud is not allowed to be a councillor of the industry body. Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said in a letter to Parliament in late January that the National Assembly should start the process of removing Mohlaloga from office. Parliament is the only body with the power to remove him. The matter was referred to the portfolio committee on communications. The process to remove Mohlaloga "hasn’t been scheduled yet by the committee, but there has been a commitment to ensure that we begin the process to...

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