Dr. Bongani Mabaso, the CEO of the State IT Agency (Sita), has tendered his resignation, leaving the agency, which has previously been marred by corruption issues.
SITA board said in a statement that it has accepted a request from the Managing Director, Dr . Bongani Mabaso, to be released early from his employment contract with the company.
Dr Mabaso joined the company on 01 April 2023 and was on a fixed term contract for five years.
SITA said he indicated the desire to pursue interests elsewhere, aligned with his career direction and growth.
“The Board respects the choice and decision Dr Mabaso has made,” reads the statement. “The shareholder minister Mondli Gungubele has been informed of this decision.”
SITA added that its board has appointed the Executive National Regional Consulting Services: Ntutule Tshenye; as the acting Managing Director and will assume this role from 09 December 2023 until further notice.
Dr Mabaso is currently serving his notice period (December 2023) and will use the remainder of this month to prepare a handover report and brief the acting Managing Director on major and strategic projects to enable seamless transition.
“On behalf of all SITAzens (employees), management, the shareholder, and the broader stakeholder community, the Board would like to thank Dr Mabaso for the contribution he made at SITA during his tenure at the helm of the company and wishes him well in his future endeavors.”