SIU investigation into R300 million Transnet scandal: DA welcomes Pepi Silinga’s decision to take a leave of absence

Issued by Dr Mimmy Gondwe MP – DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises
30 Jan 2024 in News

The DA welcomes the decision by President Ramaphosa to issue and sign a proclamation authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to launch an investigation into the allegations of corruption leveled at Pepi Silinga, the CEO of Transnet National Ports Authority.

Last week Wednesday, the DA wrote to President Ramaphosa and requested that he authorise the SIU to investigate the allegations given their serious nature as well as the scale of money involved.

The DA further welcomes the decision by Silinga to take a leave of absence while the probe by Transnet is ongoing. The DA was not convinced that an internal investigation into the allegations leveled against Silinga could have been conducted in a fair, partial and thorough manner whilst Silinga remained in office.

Although the DA takes cognisance of the fact that the investigations by both Transnet and the SIU are still in their infancy, it will continue to request regular updates on both investigations to ensure the investigations are conducted with the speed and efficiency that they deserve.

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