- Former treasurer for the Transnet Group, Mathane Makgatho, shared details of the dubious dealings behind the scenes at Transnet with the State Capture Inquiry recently
- Makgatho told the commission that many Transnet officials were receiving cash under the table
- The ex-treasurer went on to describe how this suspicious activity was an open secret amongst those involved in the freight rail company
Ex-Transnet treasurer, Mathane Makgatho, has come forward before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture to outline some of the improper actions that were going on behind the scenes between officials.
Makgatho told the commission about the improper activities that were taking place between many high-profile people who worked with the Transnet Group.
eNCA reported that the former treasurer for Transnet shared how she was excluded from a meeting with Chinese officials by ex-CFO, Anoj Singh, for no apparent reason.
Makgatho also told the commission of a time she was made to deliver a suitcase for Singh, from China, while the former CFO was in London.
“I took the suitcase with. I didn't think properly... When I landed I turned on my phone and the first message was from him. He was like my driver is waiting for you, please give my suitcase to him. Indeed he's driver was waiting for me. It's only when my husband asked me that I realised, I had just made a big mistake by taking that suitcase, I don't know what is in it. I do know that there was somethings happening that were not proper,” said Makgatho.
According to Makgatho, Transnet officials treated the knowledge that shady cash exchanges where taking place as an open secret, Briefly.co.za discovered.
“That was an open secret that certain boots were full of cash,” the former Transnet treasurer explained.
To hear more information on the suspicious dealings that occurred at Transnet, see here:
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