Brian Molefe Eskom

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – NOVEMBER 03: Eskom CEO Brian Molefe breaks down while talking about his relationship with the Guptas during a media conference where Eskom released its interim financial results on November 03, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Molefe defended Eskom’s deal with Tegeta, a Gupta owned company, saying that allegations levelled against him in Thuli Madonsela’s “state capture” report are unfounded. (Photo by Gallo Images / City Press / Lucky Nxumalo)

Transnet: Molefe, Gigaba, Singh must be charged, Zondo report finds

The State Capture report found that at least three of them allegedly accepted cash payments and gratification from the Guptas

Brian Molefe Eskom

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – NOVEMBER 03: Eskom CEO Brian Molefe breaks down while talking about his relationship with the Guptas during a media conference where Eskom released its interim financial results on November 03, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Molefe defended Eskom’s deal with Tegeta, a Gupta owned company, saying that allegations levelled against him in Thuli Madonsela’s “state capture” report are unfounded. (Photo by Gallo Images / City Press / Lucky Nxumalo)

Chairperson of the State Capture Commission Raymond Zondo has recommended that former minister Malusi Gigaba and others be charged with corruption and racketeering.

The second instalment of the State Capture Commission’s report, which focuses on looting at Transnet and Denel, was handed to the Presidency’s Director-General Phindile Baleni on Tuesday, 1 February 2022.

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STATE CAPTURE REPORT: MOLEFE, GAMA AND GIGABA IMPLICATED

Gigaba along with Transnet’s former Group CEOs Brian Molefe and Siyabonga Gama, former CFOs Anoj Sign and Garry Pita and  former chief procurement officer Thamsanqa Jiyane, are considered central figures in corruption at the freight agency.

They’re all accused of making certain decisions which often favoured the Gupta family’s business interests.

According to the report, the executives and Gigaba allegedly accepted cash payments and gratification from the Guptas between 2010 and 2018. Molefe, on the other hand, admitted to having carried bags of cash, but claimed the money was for a burial society of which he was the treasurer.

 “Three witnesses testified to the commission, essentially to the effect that Mr Molefe, Mr Singh, Mr Gama and Mr Gigaba were recipients of cash bribes from the Gupta enterprise. All three were drivers and close protection officers to these officials,”

Part 2 of the State Capture Commission’s report

An unidentified witness, who was a driver for Gigaba, testified to having driven him to the Gupta’s Saxonwold home at least seven times and each time he would come out with a bag full of cash.

“It is recommended that law-enforcement agencies conduct such further investigations as may be necessary with a view to the possible prosecution of Mr Molefe, Mr Singh, Mr Gigaba, Mr Gama, Mr Pita and Mr Jiyane on charges of corruption and racketeering in relation to cash payments allegedly received by them during visits to the Gupta compound during the period of 2010-2018.”

Part 2 of the State Capture Commission’s report