'I warned Transnet that moving manufacturing of locomotives would be costly'
Questions are being asked as to why Transnet moved the manufacturing of locomotives from Pretoria to Durban.
Roberto Gonsalves, who represents one of the minority shareholders in a consortium which benefited from Transnet contracts for 1 064 locomotives, told the state capture commission that he advised the state-owned company that moving the manufacturing of the locomotives would be costly.
Eyewitness News reporter Bonga Dlulane says everyone implicated has not been to the commission to testify.
He put it to the judge that they still don't know why this decision was taken even though it cost the taxpayer more than necessary.Bonga Dlulane, Reporter - Eyewitness News
Close to R10m and it is money that is not being accounted for. They are saying this whole thing did not really move after that. There were allegations of corruption, impropriety and dodgy dealings.Bonga Dlulane, Reporter - Eyewitness News
We have several questions, seemingly no answers from people implicated and were taking huge decisions about money that Transnet had and wasted in procuring these locomotives that were never delivered.Bonga Dlulane, Reporter - Eyewitness News
Listen to the full interview below...
This article first appeared on 702 : 'I warned Transnet that moving manufacturing of locomotives would be costly'
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