Thando Maeko
3 minute read
10 Feb 2021
6:20 am

CEO blameless in dissolution of Irba board

Thando Maeko

Former board member comes out in defence of regulatory body’s CEO.

Picture: Gallo Images / Brenton Geach

Former board member of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (Irba) Iqbal Motala has come out in defence of the audit watchdog’s chief executive, Jenitha John. Motala resigned from Irba on 25 January – one day before Finance Minister Tito Mboweni decided to dissolve the board after holding discussions with its members regarding the “position the board [had] taken in respect of the chief executive officer and to discuss the resignation of a number of board members”. Motala was not at the meeting. He has, however, rubbished claims that the controversial appointment of John was at the heart of the...