Suspended Transnet CEO found guilty

Monday, June 7, 2010

Pretoria - Suspended Transnet freight rail CEO Siyabonga Gama has been found guilty of each of the charges leveled against him, said the parastatal.

Transnet spokesperson John Dludlu said in a detailed 200-page report, Gama was found guilty of each of the charges, including the irretrievable breakdown in his relationship with the parastatal.

The findings of the independent chairman of the disciplinary hearing of Gama were delivered to the parties on Saturday morning.

"In the final stage of the proceedings, the chairperson will be requested, after hearing further submissions from the parties, to recommend an appropriate sanction," said Dludlu.

Last September, Transnet suspended Gama pending the outcome of an internal disciplinary process. The hearing related to alleged serious breach of governance requirements in respect of two procurement contracts.