Public Enterprises DG Richard Seleke abused his position on the Transnet board to sell out South Africa to the Guptas, helping set up a secret deal that resulted in the Guptas’ Tequesta company getting R5.2 billion from China South Rail for setting up the deal to sell Transnet locomotives.
WHAT IS OUTA DOING?
On 28 July 2017, OUTA laid charges of treason, corruption, extortion and fraud against Seleke at the Randburg police station. OUTA will follow this up to encourage prosecution.
WHY IS THIS TREASON?
The treason charge arises because the Constitution makes it clear that ministers may not undertake any other paid work, may not act in any way that is inconsistent with their office or risk any conflict between official responsibilities and private interests, or use their positions to enrich themselves or others; they promise to uphold the Constitution in the oath of office.