Ex-Transnet official must pay back millions

Johannesburg – The Special Investigative Unit (SIU) Special Tribunal has ordered Transnet’s former head of Capital Projects to pay back R26.4 million to the parastatal.

The Tribunal found Herbert Msagala had an inappropriate relationship with Transnet supplier, IGS Consulting, and secretly pocketed of R26 million.

IGS Director Sipho Sithole and trustees of Msagala’s family trust were also ordered to jointly refund the money to Transnet.

The judgment brings to a close a case that has been dragging on for six years.

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