Zuma responsible for hiring convicted ambassador- RDM editor

South Africa faces a bad diplomatic situation in Singapore as it was revealed that SA's High Commissioner to Singapore, has previously been convicted for alleged drug trafficking, says Rand Daily Mail editor Ray Hartley.

Sunday Times reported that Ngubeni spent two years in a New York city prison for smuggling cocaine into the United States.

Hartley says two scenarios that may have been possible.

Either the intelligence agencies could not find this information about Francis Ngubeni or they decided to ignore it for political reasons.

Probably the best scenario is that the intelligence agencies were incompetent and unable to find an on the record conviction in the US courts. And US courts has a very transparent records that are easily accessible.

Ray Hartley, Rand Daily Mail editor

The lower road is that they did know about this conviction and despite that made the appointment as a political favour. I think that would be the worse scenario but both of these scenarios are not good.

Ray Hartley, Rand Daily Mail editor

Hartley suggests that there seems to be connection between Ngubeni and Preside Jacob Zuma.

Listen to the audio below for more information...

Read More
Star Wars stands to make a killing from new release

Star Wars stands to make a killing from new release

A new Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is due to be released worldwide on December 16.

Former Safa president to consult legal team on Fifa ban

Former Safa president to consult legal team on Fifa ban

Kirsten Nematandani, banned for match-fixing, believes he was never given an opportunity to present his side of the story.

Zim allows citizens to use rand currency through cellphone service

Zim allows citizens to use rand currency through cellphone service

Zimbabwe adopts Econet rand wallet facility to help country's cash woes.

New Unisa chancellor Thabo Mbeki has African renaissance vision - advisor

New Unisa chancellor Thabo Mbeki has African renaissance vision - advisor

Somadoda Fikeni says he doesn't think Mbeki's controversial tenure and past decisions will impact negatively on institution.

Former MPs Willie Hofmeyer, Tony Leon recall Constitution signing 20 years on

Former MPs Willie Hofmeyer, Tony Leon recall Constitution signing 20 years on

In December 1996 the SA Constitution was signed into being and has been acclaimed as one of most progressive in the world.

BED's decision on math pass level has been misunderstood - Mary Metcalfe

BED's decision on math pass level has been misunderstood - Mary Metcalfe

BED decision applies only to learners who have passed all other subjects and will continue only with maths literacy.