Dina’s enemy: Jomo

2013-04-28 10:00

Football legend Jomo Sono is the mystery businessman at the centre of a so-called “blackmail campaign” against Communications Minister Dina Pule.

City Press can reveal that Pule was referring to the millionaire Jomo Cosmos club owner when she publicly declared war at an unprecedented press conference this week.

Sono’s company, JomoSono Investments, is one of 36 companies in the running for the multibillion-rand set-top-box tender to be awarded by Pule’s department.

The tender, to provide millions of decoder-like devices to South Africans without pay-TV access, has been called “the new arms deal” by industry insiders.

City Press has established that Sono and Robert Nkuna, a former Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) councillor and special adviser to Pule’s late predecessor, Roy Padayachie, were instrumental in brokering a meeting between Pule and Sunday Times journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika on June 19 last year.

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