Johannesburg - Former Transnet treasurer Mathane Makgatho feared for her life while still employed by the state-owned freight and rail transport company during Brian Molefe and Anoj Singh’s tenures as chief executive and chief financial officer, respectively.
Makgatho, who held the position between March 2013 to November 2014, told the commission of inquiry into state capture that her opposition to dodgy deals at Transnet created a toxic work environment and endangered her life.
She said what completely paralysed her were claims that the Taiwanese mafia was involved in some of the deals.
In some of the meetings, Makgatho said, there was a Taiwanese woman.
"I felt that I was no longer safe, I feared I would be harmed,” she said.