Facility costs ballooned from R9m to more than R1bn, Zondo commission told

The State Capture commission of inquiry heard of Friday that Transnet failed to interrogate the costs of moving a locomotive production facility to Durban.

Eyewitness News senior reporter Barry Bateman says MNS Attorneys' Thobani Mnyandu testified about the money was signed off without interrogations.

When the negotiations started between Transnet and two companies the initial cost of the relocation was put at R9m.

Barry Bateman, Senior reporter - Eyewitness News

READ: 'I warned Transnet that moving manufacturing of locomotives would be costly'

Within a year that was escalated to R600m for the relocation per manufacturer.

Barry Bateman, Senior reporter - Eyewitness News

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