'We're confident that nothing is going to come against us'- Transnet

Transnet spokesperson, Mboniso Sigonyela, says the board is confident that nothing will come up against it from the pending investigation by the Public Protector.

A dossier with serious allegations against the new group chief executive of Transnet, Siyabonga Gama, is in the hands of the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela.

Xolani Gwala asked Sigonyela why the board recommended Gama before the public protector finalises her investigation.

According to Sigonyela, Transnet's internal investigations found that the allegations made by whistle blowers were spurious.

Listen to the conversation below...

The board was aware of the allegations by the whistle blowers when it started the appointment of the group chief executive. It was thorough that the board actually appointed an independent firm of forensic investigators, they went through all allegations that were made, line by line. I must say that most of them were spurious, they were without basis.

Mboniso Sigonyela, Transnet spokesperson

When it comes to Mr Gama, there is currently no pending investigation that involves him.

Mboniso Sigonyela, Transnet spokesperson

We have not been formally informed of any ongoing process by the public protector. I did check with my colleagues this afternoon but no one raised it.

Mboniso Sigonyela, Transnet spokesperson

I have not seen a lot of CEOs who have been tested and investigated as much as Mr Gama has. On behalf of the board, we're confident that nothing is going to come against us.

Mboniso Sigonyela, Transnet spokesperson
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