Labour Court reinforces Transnet clean-up - board

The decision by the Labour Court of Johannesburg to dismiss an application by former Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama, challenging the termination of his contract, reinforces the board's efforts to ensure good governance and accountability.

This is according to a statement issued by the Transnet board on Thursday.

Transnet's board terminated Gama's contract in late October over its lack of "trust and confidence" in him. Gama had lodged the application to set aside his dismissal, arguing that Transnet had not followed due process. 

According to Gama the matter had to first go to arbitration, and a disciplinary hearing was first required before a decision to dismiss him could be taken, Fin24 previously reported.

But the board in its statement said that Gama's application was moot as his employment had already been implemented. 

"It (the judgment) confirms the correctness of the board’s approach in dealing with this matter.  It also reinforces our resolve to ensure good governance and accountability among the leadership of Transnet and those responsible for the management of public funds," the board said.

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