ID close to 'pulling together the strands' in corruption case involving Gupta associate - Cronje

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Head of the NPA's Investigative Directorate, advocate Hermione Cronje.
Head of the NPA's Investigative Directorate, advocate Hermione Cronje.
Jan Gerber, News24

The Investigative Directorate (ID) is close to "pulling together all the strands" in Transnet's allegedly corrupt purchase of 1 064 locomotives involving Gupta associate Salim Essa.

Last week, Transnet and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) brought a court application to review and set aside contracts awarded to the original equipment manufacturers - General Electric, Bombardier Transportation, China South Rail (CSR) and China North Rail (CNR) - valued at R54 billion in 2014.

The National Prosecuting Authority's ID head, Hermione Cronje, this week informed the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) this application had helped it in its investigation into the deal, as it "set out comprehensively the wrongdoing at Transnet".

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