Xolisa Phillip News editor

A legal opinion prepared by law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, a copy of which has Business Day has seen, spells out the damning allegations against Airports Company SA (Acsa) CEO Bongani Maseko, and the charges that should be brought against him and other senior officials that were suspended in 2016. The Acsa board roped in Norton Rose Fulbright to provide it with guidance on what to do with the rot uncovered by Dr VS Mncube Consulting during a forensic investigation and a legal opinion prepared by advocate Fezile Reeves Memani on the parastatal’s supply chain management lapses. The Norton Rose Fulbright legal opinion was submitted on February 2, when the Acsa board convened an emergency teleconference. In the legal opinion, Norton Rose Fulbright formulated the nature of the charges that should be brought against Maseko, as well as procurement manager Percy Sithole, GM for regional airports Jabulani Khambule and legal counsel Bongani Machobane. Norton Rose Fulbright recommended that t...

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