Mystery shrouds R41m fee to Gupta-owned firm which benefitted from Neotel-Transnet deal

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The commission of inquiry into state capture on Tuesday sought to understand why Gupta-linked advisory firm Homix was paid R41m by Neotel after the telecommunications company won a contract with Transnet.

The commission of inquiry, chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, has been investigating allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud at various entities including Transnet.

An auditor from Deloitte who worked on Neotel’s books, Chetan Vaghela, on Tuesday testified that there seemed to be something “very unusual” about Homix, as they did not know of the firm.

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