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Zondo tells them to Go after Guptas' money men

The issues of former Transnet top brass Brian Molefe and Anoj Singh collectively with other alleged Gupta lieutenants have escalated as acting chief justice Raymond Zondo reiterated the pointers of a 3-yr-vintage National Treasury forensic investigation that they ought to be investigated for crimes.Gupta lieutenant Eric Wood should be investigated for contravening the Public Finance Management Act, says acting chief justice <a class=Raymond Zondo."/>


In the second one instalment of the country seize inquiry report released on Tuesday, Zondo stated he needs former Transnet organization CEO Brian Molefe, CFO Anoj Singh, Gupta lieutenant Eric Wood and economic services corporation Regiments Capital, with its associated human beings, to be investigated for “illegal conduct on expenses of corruption”. 


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Zondo encouraged that those people and entities should be investigated for contravening the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) with the aid of performing corruptly, and receiving and laundering R79.23m which changed into paid by way of Transnet to Regiments on April 30 2014. 


A forensic investigation undertaken by means of Fundudzi Forensic Services on behalf of the National Treasury in 2018 determined that Regiments had issued an invoice amounting to R79.23m to Transnet in respect of the “Risk Share — 1064 Locomotives Foreign Exchange and warranty bonds”.


Gupta companion Salim Essa ought to be investigated for fraud, corruption and racketeering, says performing leader justice Raymond Zondo.

Gupta companion Salim Essa have to be investigated for fraud, corruption and racketeering, says performing leader justice Raymond Zondo.

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It became determined that Singh accepted the invoice without any agreement being concluded with Regiments. The rendering of offerings as economic advisers inside the 1,064 locomotives settlement which they had misrepresented as costing the country-owned entity R38.6bn when it in truth escalated via a in addition R15bn.


In 2018 Transnet approached the Johannesburg high court, suing Molefe, Singh and Regiments Capital and looking them to pay again the R79.23m plus hobby. “In addition to wanting humans to visit prison we want the taxpayers' cash to come back back,” Transnet board chairperson Popo Molefe stated at the time.


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Also in the fray is Molefe’s replacement, Siyabonga Gama, whom Zondo also said need to be investigated for the appointment of the audit firm Nkonki in 2017 in a contract worth R500m and in contravention of the PFMA.


He additionally advocated in addition investigations of fraud, corruption and racketeering in opposition to Wood, Transnet’s organization treasurer Phetolo Ramosebudi, the inner guy for Regiments, Gupta lieutenant and mastermind Salim Essa, and Trillian, a agency owned with the aid of Wood in the R93.4m Club Loan contract in 2015. It turned into already found 3 years ago by means of the National Treasury document that Ramosebudi had made a misrepresentation through pointing out that Trillian had helped Transnet to barter the mortgage with Nedbank, Bank of China, Absa and Libfin. 


“The stated misrepresentation ended in Transnet making an irregular fee of R93.48m to Trillian Asset Management. The e-mail communication is further evidence that the paintings in admire of the Club mortgage become certainly done via Regiments and now not Trillian as invoiced. We determined that Transnet paid Trillian Asset Management R93.480m in recognize of the Club Loan,” stated Fundudzi in its document 3 years ago.


Now Zondo has similarly advocated that regulation-enforcement companies look into Ramosebudi on a further charge of corruption and racketeering for soliciting or accepting a gratification from Wood inside the shape of a discount for a Range Rover Sport worth R1.3m in return for Trillian to be appointed and paid R93.4m.Go after Guptas' money men, Zondo tells law-enforcement agencies (timeslive.co.za)

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