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South African Hawks arrest ex-ambassador on corruption charges related to MTN licence in Iran

Monday 18 February 2019 | 10:33 CET | News
South African police have arrested a former ambassador to Iran on corruption charges related to the award of a mobile phone license to MTN Group after it was initially given to Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri, Bloomberg reported. The case has been the subject of legal claims for several years by the Turkish company, which accuses MTN of paying bribes to South African and Iranian officials. MTN secured 49 percent of Irancell Telecommunication Company Services in 2005, which gave it a licence to operate in the country, after the stake was originally awarded to Turkcell. 

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