Convicted fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga has been given five days to say why he should not be removed from his post as chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa). The parliamentary portfolio committee on communications said on Tuesday it would begin the process of axing Mohlaloga from the state regulatory body following his conviction for fraud and money laundering in mid-January. "Out of respect for the rule of natural justice, the committee will inform him [Mohlaloga] about the decision [to remove him] and give him five working days to explain why he should not be removed from Icasa," said the committee’s chairman, Humphrey Maxegwana. Business Day understands that the committee had been waiting for legal advice on the correct procedure to follow before starting the process. This followed a recommendation by former communications minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane in late January that the National Assembly should remove Mohlaloga. National Assembly Speaker Baleka...

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