MICT Seta boss suspended

The CEO of the Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA), Oupa Mopaki, has been placed under 'precautionary suspension' since 1 March 2018.

Mopaki along with other roleplayers were placed under investigation after allegations surfaced last year that he had failed to declare interests in a company that received a massive SETA payout.

According to an ITweb report Mopaki, and three other managers, namely Naledi Sibandze, Jabu Sibeko and Ernest Nemugavhini have been placed under 'precautionary suspension' pending a recent investigation into the allegations received from the Auditor General and Public Protectors' office.

The investigation was launched after Mopaki's connections to a company known as Network Infraco came into question.

Since the initial allegations Mopaki 's involvement in other companies which benefited from SETA tenders is also being investigated.

Mopaki is alleged to have plundered the Seta of 'millions' through his fraudulent dealings.

While the investigation is still underway the Seta board has made it clear that none of the suspected leaders have been found guilty of any illegal activities at this point.

A precautionary suspension is simply an interim measure for administrative purposes, and is not a form of disciplinary action.

The board has since appointed Charlton Philiso as acting CEO to take over the running operations of the SETA.