The labour court in Johannesburg has dismissed a bid by axed Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama to have the termination of his employment contract overturned. On Thursday, the court dismissed Gama’s application with costs. Gama asked the court last month to find that the board was in contempt of court after it took the decision to end his contract with six months’ notice. This was after the same court stayed an application by Gama to interdict the board from taking the decision to fire him. The application was stayed pending the outcome of arbitration. However, the board decided to go ahead with the termination of his contract, saying the court order did not prohibit it from doing so. Gama’s axing came after investigations found that he, another former CEO Brian Molefe and Gupta associates, may have acted unlawfully in relation to the purchase of 1,064 locomotives for R54bn. On Thursday, the Transnet board welcomed the court’s decision saying it confirmed the correctness of the board’s app...

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