Chickens coming home to roost for Brian Molefe after damning Transnet report

Chickens coming home to roost for Brian Molefe after damning Transnet report

A draft forensic report compiled by Mncedisi Ndlovu & Sedumedi Attorneys paints a damning picture of mismanagement at the parastatal Transnet.

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The report alleges that Molefe intentionally misled the board and inflated a deal to supply locomotives by almost R16-billion from R38-billion to R54-billion in 2014. The contract was awarded to a Gupta linked business.

Briefly.co.za learned that Molefe might be liable to repay as must as R19-billion that the report he allegedly squandered when he was a the helm of Transnet. The report further recommends that Brian Molefe must face criminal charges for corruption according to timeslive.co.za.

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Barry Farber, Molefe's lawyer, made this statement regarding the allegations:

"If they are going to charge my client as the report is said to have recommended, we are going to fight the case in court and not through the media. My client is innocent until proven guilty".

The report also recommends that charges be laid against three other individuals accused of being involved in state capture.

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Former Transnet financial officer Anoj Singh, board subcommittee chairperson Iqbal Sharma and Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa.

All the men, including Molefe, had close ties with the Gupta family.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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