Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Transnet Board Chairman Popo Molefe note with sadness the passing away of Advocate Oupa Motaung, a member of the Transnet Board of Directors.
Adv Motaung, 50, joined the Transnet Board in May 2018, at a critical time in the company’s history as it sought to free itself from the clutch of State Capture.
Together with the rest of the Board, he played a crucial role in ensuring stability at the entity while establishing a robust platform to improve both governance and commercial performance.
He served his country with distinction. His contribution to the Board will be missed as we continue to improve the company’s commercial performance and re-orient it to play an even more significant role in our economic development.
Adv Motaung passed on yesterday (Sept 28) in hospital where he was admitted eight weeks ago. He is survived by his wife, Mabotsa and four children.
We wish his family strength and fortitude as they endeavour to come to terms with their huge loss. We all join them in their grief, for their loss is our loss. May Adv Motuang’s soul rest in eternal peace.
Source: Government of South Africa