JOHANNESBURG - Controversial former deputy Speaker of the Limpopo legislature, Lehlogonolo Masoga, was on Thursday appointed as the new chief executive of Limpopo's Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
In June last year, Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane released a report stating that Masoga had incurred an exorbitant or unreasonable mobile telephone bill of R125,000 whilst on an official trip in the USA in August 2014, and ordered him to pay it back.
Masoga, in May this year, approached the Gauteng North High Court in Pretoria to have the report reviewed and set aside even though the Legislature settled the bill.
He is expected to provide the leadership required to maintain the progress of the SEZ as it continues to bring about much needed foreign investment into the Limpopo province.
The Musina-Makhado SEZ in the Vhembe Region was approved by Cabinet in 2016 and is anchored through an investment of more than R40 billion in an energy and metallurgical industrial cluster.