Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has spelled out the reasons for firing Transnet director Seth Radebe, saying he plainly ignored evidence of state capture that cost the parastatal billions of rand. In court documents seen by Business Day, Gordhan said Radebe’s actions — or inaction — amounted to "dereliction" and were "indefensible". The minister also rejected Radebe’s accusations that he was racist in his decision to keep Lana Kinley, who has since resigned, on the Transnet board while he fired Radebe. Gordhan said he had axed Radebe because of his failure to take action in response to a probe of Transnet’s dodgy procurement of 1,064 diesel and electric locomotives from four equipment manufacturers.Gordhan said evidence contained in a December 2017 report by Werksmans attorneys made it clear there were grounds for further investigation of several former and current Transnet officials in relation to the locomotives deals. Transnet commissioned the Werksmans report in July ...

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