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transnetlogo thumb100 Fin24 reports that the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) CEO, Pepi Silinga, has taken a leave of absence amid investigations into certain activities at the division of state-owned rail, port and pipeline operator Transnet.

A statement issued on Saturday on behalf of acting Transnet chief executive, advocate Michelle Phillips, said an independent law firm had been briefed to investigate allegations of suspicious activities at TNPA, though little detail was provided on precisely what the activities entailed. The statement added that Silinga had offered to take a leave of absence to allow the investigation to proceed without the perception of interference and to ensure that the integrity of the process was not compromised. "Transnet has received a number of allegations regarding activities at TNPA. Transnet has a zero-tolerance stance on corruption, malfeasance and views these allegations in a serious light. Transnet has accepted the offer made by Mr Silinga. The matter is being treated with urgency and more importantly, within the ambit of the law," the company indicated. Transnet said Phyllis Difeto had been appointed acting chief executive of TNPA with immediate effect. The law firm will provide Transnet with a report on its findings and recommendations upon completion of its investigation, which is still at an early stage.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Garth Theunissen at Fin24 (subscriber access only)

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