MTN Benin CEO ordered by government to leave the country


MTN Group confirms that Stephen Blewett, MTN Benin Chief Executive Officer has received official notification from the government of Benin, requesting him to leave the country by 24 November 2017. The reason cited for this request is Blewett’s engagement in activities detrimental to security and public order.

MTN has taken note of the government’s concerns, however refutes these allegations.

Blewett will abide by the government’s request and will leave Benin by the date stipulated by local authorities.

Since commencing his tenure as CEO of MTN in Benin, Blewett has discharged his duties as directed by MTN Group with the utmost integrity and in accordance with the laws of Benin.

According to the media statement, He has also been an active member of Benin’s community and has formed strong bonds with the people of that country, whose traditions and culture he enjoyed sharing since his arrival in 2015.

MTN Group wishes to reiterate our unwavering commitment to the people of Benin. As the largest mobile network in that country, our focus continues to be on delivering the best quality products and services to our customers.


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Thabo Mphahlele is the BizNis Africa Head of Sales and Marketing. Mphahlele was previously MultiChoice Production Support Analyst responsible for developing and monitoring applications. In addition, Mphahlele develops and automates batch scripts and is responsible for the daily infrastructure maintenance at MultiChoice. As a Production Support Analyst, he is responsible for incident analysis solving , developing and constructing business reports for SQL and Oracle and implement change controls for the business. Additional responsibility includes monitoring system performance via SOA, Kibaba (Elasticsearch), H.P BSM, HP Sitescope. Mphahlele is responsible for creating infrastructure performance reports through HP Ops Analytics, monitoring payments via Splunk and in-house built-in tool and disaster recovery simulation and testing. At Nashua Mobile, he was responsible for application development and enhancing the web sites At South West Gauteng College, he was the IT Technician and Network Administrator. During his tenure at Double Digit Media, he was he focused on application and web site development for new and existing clients Mphahlele contributes as a Content Manager for BizNis Africa.

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