Madonsela delays PRASA report
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has announced a delay in the release of findings into maladministration claims at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), to allow for more representation. The report will now be presented on August 3rd.
Last week, the rail operator fired its CEO Lucky Montana, and suspended Head of Engineering Daniel Mthimkulu, after weekend newspaper reports found that its R600-million Afro 4000 diesel locomotives exceeded imposed height restrictions.
PRASA Chairperson Popo Molefe has however stated that Montana’s axing had been attributed to comments made about certain board members as well as his failure to stick with an agreement not to sign tenders, while Mthimkulu, who was involved in the designing of the locomotives, was placed on suspension after lying about his academic qualifications.
Over the weekend, CityPress reported that a meeting held the day before Montana’s firing, turned into shouting match between himself and Molefe after the signing of a tender. Board members then had to reportedly intervene after Montana become so annoyed that blows were nearly exchanged.
Speaking at a subsequent press briefing, Montana stated that his dismissal had been hurtful but not unexpected. He however declined to provide any further information before calling a halt to proceedings.
Hours before, a similar briefing by PRASA was cancelled after Acting Spokesperson and Group Strategy Officer, Sipho Sithole, informed journalists that statement send out the previous day, provided sufficient information.
The Sowetan has meanwhile learned that Molefe had opened a police docket at a Johannesburg police station after an apparent attempt on his life by two Mkhonto weSizwe military veterans.
“I received a report from a source who had sat in a meeting, that meeting reported to be of MKMVA, that my life was discussed. I am at a point where I had to report it, [and] where I have to take [my security] seriously,” he told radio station Power FM earlier today.
No comment has yet been made by the association on the claims.
READ MORE: MONTANA MUM ON DISMISSAl DETAILS
READ MORE: PRASA CEO LUCKY MONTANA FIRED
READ MORE: REPORT: RED LIGHTS OVER PRASA LOCO PRICING
READ MORE: CLEARANCE CONCERNS WILL BE ADDRESSED - PRASA
READ MORE: MTIMKULU NEEDS TO BE SUSPENDED - DA
READ MORE: "WE ARE SATISFIED WITH MTIMKULU" - PRASA
IMAGE sourced from www.destinyconnect.com
After the devastation caused by a fire in Theesecombe and Kamma Heights on Tuesday, another fire broke out in the Circular Drive area of Lorraine, Port Elizabeth, on Wednesday morning, unsettling many residents, who had witnessed the Tuesday. At the time of publishing, the cause and overall damage...
Today at Montecasino, in the heart of Fourways...
At the beginning of 2016, DSG launched a bold new initiative...
Many businesses face a multitude of challenges in the...
Sunday sees the last round of the popular aQuellé Ocean...
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on Wednesday...
The Telkom Knockout final has come at the perfect time to...
Earlier this year, we reported that Ford had expanded...
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Wednesday...
- Change has come to the Bay: Mayor Athol Trollip gives his 100 days progress report
- Port Elizabeth police make public appeal for assistance after dangerous insecticide is stolen
- Port Alfred police appeal for assistance in locating missing woman
- Cohen Property Developments wins Greyvensteins Attorneys Developer of the Year Award
- The best value medical cover for employees with Medimed