Transnet lost R1.8bn in club loan, Zondo Commission hears

File: Transnet says it is working with the Hawks, National Crime Intelligence and the police.

File: Transnet says it is working with the Hawks, National Crime Intelligence and the police.

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JOHANNESBURG - Details have emerged at the state capture inquiry about large amounts of money Transnet lost due to a club loan.

In 2015, the rail company raised R12-billion to fund the acquisition of locomotives with five financial institutions.

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Former Transnet group treasurer Phetolo Ramosebudi recommended it change the interest rates from floating to fixed.

Transnet lost millions as a result.

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Dr Jonathan Bloom from Multipurpose Business Solution said, "Transnet does not write a cheque for Nedbank and Nedbank does not write a check for Transnet so the different paid out now is R850-million.

The R850-million was lost in addition to another R980-million, according to Bloom, bringing the total loss to R1,8-billion.

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