For Immediate Release
10th August 2022
SATAWU WELCOMES THE SPECIAL TRIBUNAL ORDER
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) Welcomes the Special
Tribunal order to freeze assets that are worth millions of rands belonging to then two Transnet
executives Mr Thabo Lebelo and Mr Phathutshedzo Mashamba and their families which
includes properties and pension benefits estimated at R1.8 million.
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has revealed that the two have allegedly received more
than R10 million unlawfully, from their dodgy dealings at Transnet through service
providers. SATAWU understands that the two cannot sell or transfer any of their properties
until the investigation is finalised. We wish to commend the SIU, we wish to see more arrests
at Transnet against those who are guilty of wrongdoing and bringing the entity into disrepute.
These new developments should set an example to all the corrupt individuals at Transnet that
corruption has no place in this country, especially in our sectors in the security sector, Freight,
aviation sector, and cleaning sector. The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union
has been very vocal about corruption and maladministration at Transnet, and we will continue
fighting. This is a clear indication that no one is above the law in this country. SATAWU is
of the view that Transnet is bankrupt as a result of corruption. We will continue monitoring
the situation in Transnet, we however acknowledge the recent arrests in the entity.
Issued By SATAWU