Lawyers: Gama will be trespassing if he reports for work
Lawyers also advise axed Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama to inform chairman Popo Molefe that the termination of his contract is unlawful
Axed Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama will be "trespassing" if he reports for work on Tuesday and the company would be within its rights to then call the law enforcement agencies, a lawyer for the state-owned enterprise says. But a defiant Gama said in a letter to the board that he would "continue to report to work as normal", and also head to court to rescind the termination of his contract. Gama was fired from the state-owned enterprise (SOE) on Sunday and told that his final day at work would be Monday, October 22. His axing came after investigations found that he, former CEO Brian Molefe and Gupta associates may have acted unlawfully in relation to the purchase of 1,064 locomotives for R54bn. Leaked Gupta e-mails contain claims that the Gupta family received multibillion-rand kickbacks as part of the purchase.
Gama’s removal on Sunday came after several new board members were appointed at Transnet in May as part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive to root out corruption at SOE...