Public Enterprises Minister Praveen Gordhan said that just because his ministry is not issuing statements or posting on Twitter, it does not mean that it is not working to improve TransNet’s operational performance.
This week, Jordan received a public lashing from ANC General Secretary Fikil Mbalula, who told him to fix Transnet quickly or face loss.
“I will say to Pravin Gordhan, I was there with him, and I was also the Minister of Transport: Comrade Pravin, move faster or we will transport you.”
talking on 702“There was a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes,” Jordan said.
He said his department has the political will to confront Transnet’s shortcomings.
“[Because] We don’t release data every day, and people like me who aren’t on Twitter, it doesn’t mean work isn’t happening. “There’s a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes and there are limits to what each sector can do,” Jordan said.
“When you’re trying to fix a broken organization where most of the money has been spent illegally on deals, it takes time and effort and a lot of guts to get the wrong people out of Transnet, but now it’s in the right place.”