Embattled Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama is no stranger to the state-owned entity’s hiring and firing procedures. In 2009 he was suspended from Transnet and fired the next year in relation to the awarding of a security contract to GNS, a company linked to former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda. It emerged that Gama had earned R10m during this period for "doing nothing".But Transnet tried to justify the payments, saying the R10m he got while on suspension was for salaries, bonuses and benefits, including money due to Gama from as far back as 2008. A year after his firing in 2010, Gama returned to Transnet after a review of his dismissal.Seven years later again Gama has stepped onto the merry-go-round as he battles with the current Transnet board to keep his R8.1m-a-year job.On Sunday the board fired him with six months’ notice, during which he does not have to pitch up at work. His last day at the office was meant to be Monday October 22, when he was expected to return company p...

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