'We demonstrated we are ready to use an iron fist if officials do not comply'

Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has demonstrated it is ready to use an iron fist if Transnet officials do not comply with a subpoena handed to it, says committee chairperson Themba Godi.

On Tuesday, Transnet’s leadership appeared for the first time before Scopa, after failing to commit to a special meeting in December.

The Hawks are currently investigating four complaints of fraud, at Transnet’s request, running into millions of rand.

Godi says Transent underestimated the seriousness of the summons.

Transent was supposed to be in Davos, they had three presentations to make but we had said no, we had subpoenaed you, we want you here, Davos can wait.

Themba Godi, Chairperson at Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts

I think they just underestimated the severity of the backlash and I think having burnt their fingers, they have learnt their lesson.

Themba Godi, Chairperson at Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts

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This article first appeared on 702 : 'We demonstrated we are ready to use an iron fist if officials do not comply'


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