Vodacom, South Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator, announced on Thursday that Jabu Moleketi has been appointed to the position of chairman.

The appointment is effective from 19 July 2017.

Moleketi replaces Peter Moyo, who will retire and step down from the board of Vodacom at the forthcoming annual general meeting to be held on Tuesday 18 July 2017. Moyo has joined Old Mutual as CEO of emerging markets.

Moleketi was first appointed to the board of Vodacom in November 2009 as an independent non-executive director. He will also take over as chairman of the nomination committee and step down from the audit, risk & compliance committee.

Jabu Moleketi, incoming Vodacom Chairman (Photo Credit: Vodacom)

He is a former Deputy Minister of Finance of South Africa. Moleketi also sat on the Board of Directors 2010 FiFA World Cup Local Organising Committee.

The Vodafone-owned telco also announced the appointment of Sakumzi (Saki) Macozoma as lead independent director of the company also with effect from Wednesday 19 July 2017.

Macozoma is a prominent businessman in South Africa. He is the chairman of Safika Holdings and Tshipi é Ntle and

Saki Macozoma
Saki Macozoma (Photo Credit: African Millionaires)

Ntsimbintle Mining and a director at Volkswagen South Africa.

Saki was a former chairman of Liberty Life Holdings and chairman of Standard Bank. He was also a former president of Business Leadership South Africa. In 2012 he was

He was also a former president of Business Leadership South Africa. In 2012 he was recognised for his work in a civil society where Unisa bestowed on him the Calabash Award for his fight against oppression during the apartheid regime. The Calabash Award is one of the highest honours that could be bestowed on an individual by Unisa.

Macozoma will also be appointed to the audit risk & compliance committee.

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