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Former Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama. Photo from Gallo Images
Former Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama. Photo from Gallo Images

Former Transnet chairperson Mafika Mkwanazi on Monday concluded his attempt at explaining the circumstances around the controversial reinstatement of the company's chief executive Siyabonga Gama in 2010, after the latter was found guilty of misconduct.

During three days of delivering evidence before the commission of inquiry into state capture, Mkwanazi described an apparently questionable handling of the matter by the board at the time, as well as suggesting the motivation behind the "generous" settlement Gama received from the company, including a significant payment of his legal fees.

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