Sam Sole, Craig McKune, Stefaans Brummer
Picture: Former Transnet CEO Brian Molefe. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G)
Transnet paid more than R600-million to two companies – one linked to the ANC and the other to the Gupta family – by shovelling ever more consulting work their way without a competitive tender.
The state rail company, insiders say, often paid far too much, and for services that could have been performed internally.
The two companies are Regiments Capital and Trillian, a group that emerged out of Regiments.
Transnet allowed the companies to piggyback on a contract they did not bid for.