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transnetBusinessLive reports that according to a lawyer for Transnet, axed CEO Siyabonga Gama would be "trespassing" if he reported for work on Tuesday and the company would be within its rights to then call law enforcement agencies.  

But a defiant Gama said in a letter to the board that he would "continue to report to work as normal", and also head to court to rescind the termination of his contract.  Gama was fired from the state-owned enterprise on Sunday and told that his final day at work would be Monday, 22 October when he should collect his belongings and return Transnet’s belongings, which include an iPad, cellphone, laptop and access keys.  Gama did report for work on Monday.  His axing came after investigations found that he, former CEO Brian Molefe and Gupta associates might have acted unlawfully in relation to the purchase of 1,064 locomotives for R54bn.  Gama’s lawyers are in the process of drawing up court papers and will apparently approach the Labour Court in Johannesburg to fight his dismissal.  

  • Read this report by Genevieve Quintal in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Transnet's Gama slams dismissal as 'unlawful smokescreen', at Fin24

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