Dr Popo Molefe: What is going on at Transnet gives me sleepless nights

Chairperson of the Transnet board, Dr Popo Molefe says the must accelerate the cleanup process at the parastatal.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa on the Breakfast show Dr Molefe says they must review the old methods of operations and begin to look at ways in which they can operate with the mandates that the President has given.

Siyabonga Gama, Transnet's CEO and two other senior officials were served with notices of intention to suspend them.

The trio has been implicated in investigative reports on allegations of violating the Public Finance Management Act, breaches of other laws, regulations and corporate governance and unlawful conduct relating to Transnet’s questionable procurement of more than 1,000 locomotives at a cost of more than R38 billion.

It's sad and sometimes I spend sleepless nights. I try to sleep and all these things that are happening suddenly come to mind and I ask myself, could this really be happening to us.

Dr Popo Molefe, chairperson of the Transnet board

READ: Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama served with suspension notice

Can people given the opportunity by the advent of democracy where they now they occupy very important positions which would not have occupied under the apartheid government, now abuse these opportunities to this extent in a manner that deprives poor people of the services that they deserve.

Dr Popo Molefe, chairperson of the Transnet board

ALSO READ: Transnet CEO expected to file reasons why he should not be suspended

Dr Molefe says in the past financial year, Transnet has shown a good improvement in its performance.

We still need to deal with the questions of what dow we measure our performance against. Who do we benchmark ourselves against to see that we are actually setting our targets at the right level.

Dr Popo Molefe, chairperson of the Transnet board

Listen to what they are planning to do with the cleanup processes.


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