Former police officer sentenced to 16 years for kidnapping and drugs

A former police official attached to the Protection and Security Services (PSS) unit, Moleboheng Precious Mohasoa, aged 29, and her co-accused appeared in the Bloemfontein Regional Court yesterday, 22 February 2021, for sentencing on drug-related and kidnapping charges. They were sentenced to 15 years on a count of kidnapping and 12 months for drug dealing. […]

Transnet executive continues testimony at #Statecaptureinquiry

Transnet finance executive, Yousuf Laher, will continue his testimony before the state capture inquiry on Thursday. Laher was part of a team that worked on two controversial tenders, one for over 1,000 trains and another for 100 locomotives. Laher was implicated by former colleague Francis Callard.   Callard told the commission that Laher asked him […]

Crude oil flows into Durban river after pipeline theft incident

The theft of a pipe has caused a crude oil spill in the Bellair area, in Durban, affecting the Umbilo River. The river flows into the Durban Harbour. The extent of the environmental impact will be assessed by MEC for Economic Development, Tourism, and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube. “I have assigned a team of environmentalists […]

Transnet in the spotlight again at #statecaptureinquiry

The state capture inquiry will continue to hear Transnet related testimony. The commission will hear testimony from former Managing Director: Rail for Hatch, Henk Bester. Transnet Executive Manager: Capital Development, Deidre Strydom will also give testimony. In other news – Lootlove mourns the death of her brother Lootlove Luthando in pain as she mourns the […]

Zondo commission hears Jacob Zuma wanted Transnet to pay R8m for phantom contract

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Wednesday heard that former president Jacob Zuma’s office demanded state-owned freight, rail, and logistics company Transnet settle an R8 million lawsuit for goods not delivered. Siyabulela Mapoma, former general manager: group legal services at Transnet Group Capital, told the inquiry headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo […]

Steel firm managers appeared in court over alleged possession of R25m Transnet property

Suspicious non-ferrous metals which were scheduled to be transported and recycled at a steel and manufacturing company at Alrode in Alberton has led to the arrest of two men for items valued at R25 million. The plant and operations managers of the steel and manufacturing company in Alberton appeared in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court […]

Body guards spill the beans on Gigaba and Transnet Execs dealings with the Guptas

Former Transnet chief executive Siyabonga Gama was a regular visitor to the Gupta’s Saxonwold residence and often left the infamous home with a suitcase filled with cash, the Zondo Commission heard on Thursday. Gama’s personal protection officer took the stand at the inquiry on Thursday. His name was concealed to protect his identity and he […]

5 suspects allegedly caught stealing oil from Transnet pipeline

The Hawks also seized two generators and other equipment. Five suspects are expected to appear in the Sasolburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday after allegedly being caught red-handed extracting oil from a Transnet fuel pipeline. According to a statement by the Hawks, the suspects were arrested on Saturday for theft and tampering with essential infrastructure in […]

Patricia de Lille raps Gauteng health over the knuckles for diverting repatriates

‘They should have at least had the courtesy to tell us that they were taking 180 people, then we would have not procured (hotels) for 245 people,’ the minister said. Despite complaints, the Gauteng department of health says it is happy with the standard of facilities used to accommodate South Africans repatriated from the US […]