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transnetlogo thumb100 The Citizen reports that ousted Transnet director Seth Radebe’s bid to be reinstated and have the current Transnet Board dissolved has been dismissed by the High Court in Pretoria.  

Radebe accused Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan of racial discrimination, arrogance and treating Transnet like his personal fiefdom.  He wanted the court to immediately reinstate him, remove the new Transnet Board and to declare Gordhan’s conduct unlawful, invalid, unconstitutional and discriminatory.  Gordhan, who had accused Radebe and the previous Transnet Board of deliberately failing to act against individuals implicated in alleged large-scale state capture corruption, fired Radebe in April.  Radebe maintained Gordhan’s decision to get rid of him after just four months, but to retain the services of Ariana Kinley, a white woman who was appointed on the same day, was irrational and amounted to unfair racial discrimination.  Judge Hans Fabricius rejected Radebe’s allegations of racism and irrationality and found the Minister had good reason to oust Radebe as he was dissatisfied with Radebe and the former Board’s supine attitude to corruption surrounding the acquisition of new locomotives at a cost of R54.5 billion.

  • Read this report by Ilse de Lange in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Court hands Gordhan a win in Transnet case, at BusinessLive

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