Days of Zondo Newsflash: Transnet’s acting chief, Mohammed Mahomedy dishes the dirt on dodgy contracts

Days of Zondo Newsflash: Transnet’s acting chief, Mohammed Mahomedy dishes the dirt on dodgy contracts By Jessica Bezuidenhout @JessBezJourn

15.5.2019

Days of Zondo Newsflash: Transnet’s acting chief, Mohammed Mahomedy dishes the dirt on dodgy contracts By Jessica Bezuidenhout JessBezJourn

Transnet acting group chief executive Mohammed Mahomedy is currently testifying at the Zondo Commission to a series of suspect dealings around several controversial contracts under investigation by the State Capture Commission.

which appears to have enjoyed several special favours. The Commission previously heard testimony about how CSR had paid up to 21% of invoices billed to Transnet to a suspicious Gupta-linked company called Homix;

another Gupta-linked company, auditing firm, Nkonki

Mahomedy told the Commission that a high-level review of these deals was done once the new Board arrived in May last year and was largely triggered by media reports around corruption at Transnet.

The 1,064 locomotive deal is by far one of the biggest deals done to date in South Africa since 1994 but the deal has been marred by allegations of corruption after it went from an initial price of R38-billion to R54-billion.

Molefe’s memo for Board approval also went through after Transnet had entered into contracts for the locomotives, he said.

There was discomfort from McKinsey around the time frame of the proposed negotiations which did not make any sense in view of the magnitude of the deal (one of the biggest in the world then), Mahomedy said.

In other words, there was no contract to “cede” to Regiments, he said.

Read more: Daily Maverick

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