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South Africa digital boss in graft allegations

April 15, 2014

By Chris Forrester

South Africa’s Sunday Independent is reporting that the head of the country’s 2 billion Rand digital TV migration project is involved in a police investigation into wrongdoing at a previous position.

The allegations say that Zami Nkosi, currently chief executive of the nation’s Universal Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) was subject to a forensic examination of his previous business by accountants Ernst & Young, who recommended criminal charges. Nkosi was running Johannesburg’s waste management service.

South Africa’s Special Investigation (police) Unit is said to be investigating how Nkosi got his job at USAASA. “The SIU investigation follows an investigation done by auditors Gobodo, which questioned Nkosi’s appointment and his relationship with the board’s chairperson, Phumla Radebe,” reports the newspaper.

Nkosi was appointed 11 months ago.

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