Johannesburg - The Zondo commission has heard that a contract for Transnet to secure over a 1000 locomotives from a Chinese firm ballooned to cost close to R50 billion.
Francis Callard, a former Transnet engineer, continued with his testimony at the Zondo commission on Monday.
Callard had explained last week that he had been tasked with putting together a business case for Transnet to acquire locomotives.
He drew up the business case and keeping in line with the needs, specifications and the urgency recommended that Mitsui & Co, a Japanese company, be selected.
He said his recommendations for Mitsui & Co was that the company already supplied Transnet and would be able to provide the locomotives with specific requirements with urgency.