Johannesburg - Former CEOs of Transnet Brian Molefe and Siyabonga Gama along with former CFO Anoj Singh were the implementors of the state capture project at Transnet, according to Transnet board chair Popo Molefe.
Molefe gave evidence at the Zondo commission on Tuesday.
He said while the board investigated and looked at reports conducted on the management of the companies, they found that Molefe, Singh and Gama were instrumental in signing various contracts and allowed for deviations from regulations in order to benefit a few individuals.
“When we look at the history of the transactions we identified three key protagonist and the implementors of the capture of the Transnet and these were Brain Molefe, Anoj Singh and Siyabonga Gama. They signed for these big and irregular contracts including deviations on confinements and even changing evaluation criteria for some of these tender in order to facilitate entry of those companies which were their darlings,” said Molefe.
“And then you had the man who was chairing the board’s acquisition committee which was Iqbal Sharma who was a business associate of Salim Essa, a darling of the Guptas. Sharma was working for Transnet.”