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Probe questions payments to Bombardier, Chinese firm : South African law firm report says 'vast and peculiar' advances made for locomotives

Jun 11, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

An investigation by a South African law firm has found that a state-owned freight company made "vast and peculiar" payments to Bombardier Inc. and a Chinese supplier for hundreds of locomotives that still have not been delivered.

The advance payments, which were later questioned by the company's auditors, were cited by the law firm as examples of apparent "impropriety" and illegality in the locomotive contracts. It says the government should consider suspending the contracts.