Transnet has come out guns blazing, disputing the claims made by BLSA. (File Photo)
JOHANNESBURG - Following the statement released by Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) earlier today, where they said that Eskom and Transnet has been suspended from their organisation,  Transnet has come out guns blazing, disputing the claims made by BLSA. 

Transnet released a statement saying that it had noted  BLSA’s statement claiming that it had suspended Transnet’s membership.

Transnet say that the statement was  inaccurate and misleading.  According to Transnet, BLSA approached Transnet earlier this year, requesting it to consider renewing its membership for 2017. Transnet say that they elected not to renew the membership due to cost-cutting measures and that this was communicated to BLSA on 9 August 2017.
The statement further read, "The company subsequently received a meeting request from BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale to discuss the cancellation. The meeting has not taken place due to diary clashes.  While Transnet appreciates the role played by BLSA in South Africa, it is unfortunate that Mohale opted to mislead the public in such a spectacular manner."
Transnet further said that they are aware of reports casting doubt on the integrity of its procurement processes. 

The statement concluded, "The company views these in a serious light and is currently conducting its own investigation on all allegations made.  Should any actionable facts arise, necessary steps will be taken."