JOHANNESBURG, South African opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) has confirmed that it has written to the ambassadors of the United States, China and Canada to seek their countries' assistance in tackling alleged fraud in the purchase of locomotives by the State-owned logistics company Transnet.
The party has also produced a document which reveals evidence that a number of companies from the three countries were allegedly involved in inflating the price of the locomotives, in a move which it says is designed to benefit the influential Gupta business family whose affiliates, Trillian and Regiments Capital, were advisers to Transnet.
EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said here Monday that the foreign companies must be subjected to the full might of their countries' laws.
"We are expecting that the full might of the law in the respective countries in relation to curbing corruption will take place. Everybody that is involved must be subjected to their domestic countries' legal framework regarding not getting involved in corruption in foreign countries. So, we are expecting that the police and relevant security structures in the three countries will investigate on their own and punish whoever that is implicated."
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK