Naanda's disciplinary hearing in July

21 May 2015 12:50pm
WINDHOEK, 21 MAY (NAMPA) – The disciplinary hearing process against the suspended TransNamib Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sara Naanda will start in July this year, the company's Board Chairperson Pieter Oosthuizen said on Thursday.
Oosthuizen said this in reaction to a Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) article published in the Namibian newspaper on Wednesday 20 May 2015.
The TransNamib Board Chairperson Oosthuizen was erroneously quoted as speaking about the recruitment process for a new CEO for TransNamib ahead of the disciplinary hearing, which is set for July this year.
“That [article] was incorrect because all I said was that the disciplinary process is starting in July. I never mentioned anything about recruiting a new CEO or anything like that, and that newspaper article totally creates the wrong impression,” he said.
Oosthuizen told Nampa that everything else about the suspended CEO's disciplinary hearing process is confidential and there is no intention from the Board to do anything else other than to go through the disciplinary hearing process.
“It is a long process. There have been charges brought to the suspended CEO and the disciplinary process is starting in July. We are not even thinking about the recruitment because the suspended CEO might not be guilty of anything. How can we think about that? We are not thinking about that at the moment,” Oosthuizen stressed.
Naanda was suspended late October last year on three charges - breach of confidentiality; breach of trust and conflict of interest.
She was suspended with full pay, pending investigations into her case.
Naanda became the CEO of TransNamib in February 2013, replacing Titus Haimbili who was dismissed in April 2012.
TransNamib's Executive for Strategy and Stakeholder Management, Hippy Tjivikua is currently serving as the railway parastatal's acting CEO.