Siza Mzimela's appointment at Transnet follows the announcement by SA Express on 30 March that she had resigned as the state-owned airline's acting CEO to 'pursue other opportunities'. It now appears she was considering a top job at Transnet.
Days after her surprise resignation from SA Express as acting CEO was announced, Siza Mzimela has now been appointed as an executive at Transnet, which forms part of sweeping changes to the leadership structure of the state-owned port and freight rail operator.
In an internal memo to staff obtained by Business Maverick on Wednesday, 1 April 2020, Transnet said it had appointed Mzimela as the chief executive of Transnet Freight Rail, which is the largest division of the company.
In the division, Mzimela will be managing Transnet's rail network and infrastructure across SA that connects with other rail networks in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mzimela's appointment, which is yet to be announced by Transnet, is effective from 1 April 2020. In the memo, Mzimela is credited for having "extensive experience in running complex logistical entities", which "will see her lead and direct the delivery of reliable freight transport and handling services to satisfy customer demands".
"As incoming CE [chief executive], Siza will ensure...