Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
R/€ = 15.88 Change: 0.02
R/$ = 13.45 Change: 0.05
Au 1243.94 $/oz Change: 6.10
Pt 884.63 $/oz Change: 7.13
 
 
Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
R/€ = 15.88 Change: 0.02
R/$ = 13.45 Change: 0.05
Au 1243.94 $/oz Change: 6.10
Pt 884.63 $/oz Change: 7.13
 
 
BACK

Transnet board, executives to be summonsed after no-show in Parliament

6th December 2017 BY: African News Agency

The board and executives of South Africa's State-owned freight and logistics company, Transnet, will be summonsed to appear before Parliament's standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) after a no-show on Wednesday.

Board chairperson Linda Mabaso and her team were expected to respond to MPs on questionable contracts worth billions of rand, but she indicated to Scopa chairperson Themba Godi on Monday she would prefer the meeting take place in January.

Advertisement

Mabaso, according to Godi, called her again on Tuesday saying she and her team would not be appearing. Godi informed her the meeting would go ahead and she and her team were expected to attend.

When Mabaso and Transnet executives failed to pitch, MPs were left incensed.

Advertisement

They accepted a proposal from Godi that Mabaso and her team be summonsed to appear before the committee.

"We need to call them the very second day of committee week in January, but instead of inviting them, we should rather summons them, subpoena them so they suffer the indignity of being subpoenaed," Godi said. 

EDITED BY: African News Agency
EMAIL THIS ARTICLE SAVE THIS ARTICLE