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transnetlogo thumb100 EWN reports that state capture commission of inquiry has heard how a Transnet whistle-blower alleged that bid committee members were threatened with losing their jobs should they not ensure that a particular company won a tender.  

But the matter was swept under the carpet when an anonymous letter from what appeared to be whistle-blowers employed by Transnet was received.  The details emerged during the testimony on Monday of former Transnet group chief information officer Makano Mosidi.  She testified how tech company Gijima was the preferred bidder for a massive project, but through interference in the tendering process, the contract was awarded to T-Systems.  Last month, former Transnet employee chartered accountant Gerhard van der Westhuizen explained how he feared losing his job if he did not carry out an instruction by former group chief executive Brian Molefe to irregularly award a tender to T-Systems.  In that instance, another telecommunications company had been recommended for the tender.

  • Read the full original of Barry Bateman’s report on this story at EWN

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