It’s not nice to celebrate someone possibly going to jail, but with all the corruption, state capture and mismanagement we are bombarded with, it is sometimes nice to know that our justice system isn’t broken.
On Friday, Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) chairman Rubben Mohlaloga was sentenced to 20 years in prison for money-laundering and fraud, reported TimesLive. This was linked to a R6 million Land Bank scam.
His attorney, Dinga Rammy Nkhwashu, was also reportedly convicted. They are appealing.
In a nutshell, it is alleged that money intended for farm workers and emerging farmers was spent on car payments and other luxuries.
Why this matters:
It means our criminal justice system is working. The state was able to put together a solid case based on proper financial forensic investigative work by the police, and ultimately, there is some justice for the farmers who lost their money.
What’s going on?
It’s such a rare occurrence – to hear of a government official actually facing jail time for their crimes – that we thought it was the one thing you needed to read today to kick off your weekend.