Transnet institutes disciplinary action against TNPA Chief Executive

Sunday, June 23, 2024

State ports and freight logistics company Transnet has instituted disciplinary action against Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) Chief Executive Pepi Silinga and some managers following investigations at the company.

Transnet had appointed Bowmans attorneys to investigate what it described as allegations of impropriety at TNPA.

“Transnet also appointed Bowmans to assist with implementing the recommendations of a forensic report by Fundudzi Investigators which considered the award of a tender for the multi-purpose terminal at the Port of Ngqura,” Transnet said in a statement.

The state-owned company said investigations have now been completed.

“In a meeting held on 21 June 2024 and based on legal advice and the recommendations from the investigations, Transnet’s Board of Directors and the TNPA Board agreed to issue disciplinary charges against TNPA Chief Executive Mr Pepi Silinga.

“On the same day, Transnet also instituted disciplinary charges against managers implicated in the Fundudzi report and other managers at TNPA implicated in acts of impropriety. External independent chairpersons have been appointed to chair all disciplinary proceedings.

“Transnet will ensure this matter is dealt with swiftly and with the necessary sensitivity. Any further updates will be communicated in due course,” a statement said. –