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ICASANews24 reports that despite allegations of sexual harassment against him, former CEO of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), Pakamile Pongwana, received a ‘golden handshake’ of almost R1 million from the regulatory authority.  

Minister of Communications Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane told the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications on Tuesday that a report on the matter was tabled and that "negotiations resulted in a settlement".  The gross payment was almost R1m, and after taxes, it amounted to about R500,000.  Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Gavin Davis said the allegation of sexual harassment against Pongwana was very serious and should be discussed by the committee.  Committee chairperson Humphrey Maxegwana indicated that the report should be on the MP's desk by Wednesday and would be discussed in the next two weeks.

  • Read this report by Jan Gerber in full at News24

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