The State Capture Commission has heard that the board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) went to great lengths to ensure that the company, Siyagena, linked to businessman Roy Moodley, got a contract worth billions of rands.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula insists that he was shocked to learn through a television news broadcast that a witness would soon implicate him in corruption at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
The State Capture Commission has heard that former Mhlathuze Water Board and South African Airways (SAA) Board chair Dudu Myeni had demanded that R1 million be withdrawn from the account of a witness called Mr X and paid to her in cash.
A witness identified only as Mr X is expected to continue testifying about the state-owned entity, Mhlathuze Water, at the State Capture Commission in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Parktown, Johannesburg, will on Tuesday continue to hear evidence of how some government officials in KwaZulu-Natal allegedly benefited from corrupt deals.