SAP suspends South African staff to investigate Gupta kickbacks

SAP has placed certain South African staff on administrative leave pending an investigation into contracts awarded by SAP South Africa.

The investigation is lead by a law firm and supervised by board member Adaire Fox-Martin.

SAP has brought in senior staff to run the local branch of the company while the review is conducted.

According to reports, SAP South Africa used a company called CAD House as a “sales partner” to secure contracts with Transnet.

CAD House is linked to the Gupta empire through Sahara Computers.

Reports stated that SAP paid CAD House R99.9 million after R1 billion worth of contracts were secured by SAP thanks to the Gupta-linked unit.

SAP said Fox-Martin is currently travelling to South Africa to address the concerns of customers, partners, and employees.

“Full transparency and integrity are imperative at our company and we will not tolerate any misconduct,” said Fox-Martin.

Now read: SAP rejects allegations of R100-million Gupta kickbacks

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