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Prasa chair denies Fikile Mbalula’s explosive WhatsApps

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Prasa chair denies Fikile Mbalula’s explosive WhatsApps

Leonard Ramatlakane says messages the transport minister sent to former CEO Zolani Matthews may be fake

Assistant editor: Sunday Times

Prasa board chair Leonard Ramatlakane has broken his silence about WhatsApp messages transport minister Fikile Mbalula sent (https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/news/2022-02-20-mbalula-accused-prasa-board-chair-of-self-enrichment-scheme/) to erstwhile Prasa CEO Zolani Matthews alleging Ramatlakane was behind a plot to oust Matthews.

In the messages Mbalula allegedly told Matthews Ramatlakane saw him as a threat to his “self-enrichment” scheme and was trying to get rid of him. The messages were also placed before retired judge Robert Nugent, the arbitrator who adjudicated the dispute between Prasa’s board and Matthews.

Nugent ruled in Matthews’s favour...

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