A US computer salesperson who supplied sensitive equipment to MTN's mobile network in Iran has been jailed for violating US economic sanctions.
According to an online profile of a man stating that he works for MTN Irancell as an IT operator, his employer, Patco, is MTN Irancell's IT partner.
The report is replete with examples of how MTN's well-connected executives intervened to influence South African diplomacy in its favour.
An independent investigation has exonerated mobile giant MTN from graft in an Iran tender, the firm has said.
Allegations of corruption and political machinations involving the MTN Group and the government of Iran have resurfaced - this time in US politics.
The DA has called for the suspension of diplomat Abdul Minty over claims emerging from a legal challenge to cellphone giant MTN's operations in Iran.
Former ambassador to Iran Yusuf Saloojee has been suspended from his position at the department of international relations and cooperation.
Vodacom has announced that chief executive Pieter Uys will leave the company in March next year and be replaced by Shameel Joosub.
MTN has asked a US court to dismiss a $4.2-billion suit brought by rival Turkcell after alleged underhand tactics to obtain an Iranian mobile license.
Turkcell has accused MTN of orchestrating a "cover-up" into claims that the South Africans bribed and influence-peddled their way into Iran in 2005.
The Hawks have opened an investigation into allegations of corruption at MTN relating to its purchase of a mobile licence in Iran.
Although MTN has been involved in court battles after allegations of corruption surfaced, its share prices hasn't plummeted and profits are certain.
MTN has moved to have the corruption case against them thrown out of a US court, but rival Turkcell is ready to do battle.
The person who leaked the MTN and Turkcell memos has to face the possibility of being implicated in the bribery of Iran government officials' claims.
Turkcell's internal strife has the potential to play into the hands of South African cellphone giant MTN, which is tied to its corruption case.
Inside information from a whistle-blower has played into the hands of Turkcell's long-running legal battle with Iran and MTN.
Sources reveal a terrifying situation at the mobile operator company's headquarters in Tehran.
Former MTN boss Phuthuma Nhleko has distanced himself from a dodgy mobile operating license in Iran that included bribes, weapons and influence.
The department of international relations and cooperations says government can't be bought but recent reports have contradicted this statement.
A lawsuit filed by Turkcell over a licence in Iran has implicated MTN executives and state officials in an explosive bribery and weapons scandal.