It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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Singh, who has denied any wrongdoing, will again not be present at the hearings.
Francis Callard was testifying for a second day at Singh's disciplinary hearing.
The hearing instituted by the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants will continue without Singh, who has pleaded not guilty.
Three safety deposit boxes containing Kruger rands and different currencies belonging to an alleged Gupta 'fixer' have been seized by the commission of inquiry into state capture, a Sunday report says.
Mathane Makgatho, testifying for the second day at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, said it was an 'open secret' that large amounts of cash was moving around Transnet headquarters at the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg.
The state capture commission on Wednesday heard that the cost estimates for 359 out of 1064 locomotives contracted to China South Rail by Transnet were excessive and without justifiable reasons.
Transnet Board chairperson Popo Molefe names Former CEOs Brian Molefe, Siyabonga Gama and former chief financial officer Anoj Singh as the architects of the capture at the state enterprise.
After investigating Eskom, the inquiry has turned its attention to probing allegations of fraud, corruption and kickbacks at the state-run freight rail group.
Eskom's board tender committee resolved to make a R659m pre-payment to Gupta-linked company Tegeta Exploration and Resource before Tegeta's own board signed off on approaching the power utility or a contract was in place, the state capture inquiry has heard.
Civil-society organisation Corruption Watch says it has launched an application in the High Court of Pretoria to have former Eskom board members declared delinquent.
The disciplinary hearing is being conducted by the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Singh, who was not present for the start of a disciplinary hearing, has pleaded not guilty.
Singh, who has denied being involved in corruption, faces 18 charges of misconduct relating to his conduct at Eskom and Transnet.
Transnet's former group treasurer has testified that she resigned from the state-owned company in 2014 after the environment became too toxic for her to handle and she started to fear for her safety.
Two transportation companies contracted to build billions of rands' worth of locomotives for Transnet had 'no justification' for hiking costs by R1.25bn as a relocation fee, the state capture commission has heard.
Transnet is in the process of recovering billions lost by its directors and companies which benefited from irregularly awarded contracts, Chairperson Popo Molefe said.
Transnet board chair Popo Molefe says that the capture of state enterprises was a strategic operation in which key decision makers were targeted in an effort to benefit the interests of a few.
Receiving an instruction to complete a payment of R659m within just 1 hour and 22 minutes was "certainly startling", but a top official at Eskom says he and his team went along with it as the instruction came from the top of the company.
The commission of inquiry into state capture has heard testimony that Eskom's former chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, allegedly approved documents related to business financing proposals without the authority to do so.
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