Tokyo Sexwale, non-executive chair of Trillian Capital announced that Advocate Geoff Budlender will investigate claims that his company, knew of the dismissal of former Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, two months before it happened.
One of the Sunday papers reported that Trillian scored millions of rand for work it never did. Trillian is also reported having close relationships with the Guptas.
The paper reported that a whistle-blower’s affidavit to former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela laid bare how Trillian CEO Eric Wood briefed the company’s top executives about Nene’s axing during a meeting at its Melrose Arch offices in October last year.
The paper also claimed senior members of the firm told staff that Des Van Rooyan was going to give them contracts when he became finance minister, a position he held for four days after President Jacob Zuma fired Nene.
Sexwale says Wood, who previously denied the allegations, along with other executives have assured him they will cooperate with investigations.