South Africa’s Transnet investigating suppliers for kickback payments: CEO

Then Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba (middle) cuts the ribbon at the unveiling of Transnet's latest ship-to-shore cranes at Durban Container Terminal. With him are Karl Socikwa, chief executive of Transnet Port terminals, and Brian Molefe, chief Executive of transnet. This photo was published 14 May 2013. Photo courtesy Puri Devjee/IOL:

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African transport utility Transnet is investigating its suppliers for kickback payments to third parties, the company’s chief executive Siyabonga Gama told reporters on Monday.

Allegations of corruption in state firms escalated this year after local media reported on more than 100,000 leaked emails and documents which they say show influence-peddling in the issuing of lucrative tenders.

Reporting by reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by TJ Strydom and Toby Chopra

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