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South African govt suspends ambassador linked to MTN case

Thursday 12 July 2012 | 10:35 CET | News
South Africa's foreign ministry has suspended a former ambassador to Tehran after allegations that he took a USD 200,000 bribe to help MTN Group win a mobile licence in Iran, Reuters reported, citing a spokesman in a radio interview. Clayson Monyela told Talk Radio 702 that Yusuf Saloojee, currently ambassador to Oman, has been suspended until investigations into his links to the MTN deal are concluded. MTN is being sued by Turkish rival Turkcell for USD 4.2 billion. The Turkish company alleges MTN bribed Saloojee and used other underhanded methods to win a licence over Turkcell in 2005.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN / MTN Irancell / Turkcell
Countries: South Africa
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