Transnet arrests: Rather late than never

Issued by Adv Glynnis Breytenbach MP – DA Shadow Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development
29 Aug 2022 in News

The DA welcomes the arrests of former Transnet group chief executive, Brian Molefe, and former finance chief, Anoj Singh, this morning.

The DA has long called for their arrests in connection with a R93 million corruption fraud case.

While others have already been charged in this case, it seems that the last chickens have now finally come home to roost.

Under Molefe and Singh, the Guptas and other ANC cadres used Transnet as their own personal piggy bank.

The DA believes that the next step must be for the R41.2 billion in contracts that were awarded to companies linked to the Guptas and their associate Salim Essa, to be recouped.

Billions that should have gone towards developing South Africa into a prosperous country has been stolen and squandered during the years of state capture.

The DA hopes that the arrests of Molefe, Singh and other Transnet executives today is finally the beginning of justice and that all others implicated will follow in quick succession.