“Molefe never blackmailed Mtimkulu” - PRASA

BY CHARL BOSCH - JULY 31, 2015

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has reportedly denied that its Chairperson, Popo Molefe, tried to blackmail axed Head of Engineering Daniel Mtimkulu into getting rid of now dismissed Group CEO, Lucky Montana.

Speaking to Eyewitness News (EWN), Acting PRASA Spokesperson and Group Strategy Officer, Sipho Sithole, said the allegations, made by Montana, were false as Molefe never spoked to Mtimkulu following his dismissal earlier this week, for lying about his academic qualifications.

“He wanted to talk to the chairperson. We are dealing with someone who has defrauded the country and who has lied about his qualifications,” Sithole.

His announcement comes after Montana yesterday claimed to have obtained text messages showing Molefe had threatened Mtimkulu into getting rid of him. He has since open a series of criminal charges, including one against Molefe, following his firing two weeks ago for contravening an agreement not to sign tenders, and making comments about board members.

“PRASA was pursuing Mtimkulu with such energy they were overzealous in terms of making sure that he’s charged with fraud. Here’s a case where we’ve got evidence that PRASA has been defrauded,” Montana told EWN.

On Tuesday, the rail provider announced that it had opened a case of fraud against Mtimkulu, and that he should pay back the money he received since being appointed to the position in 2011.

 

RELATED ARTICLES

READ MORE: "MOLEFE TRIED BLACKMAILING MTIMKULU INTO GETTING RID OF ME" - MONTANA

READ MOREPRASA WANTS MTIMKULU TO PAY BACK THE MONEY

READ MORE: LEAD PRASA ENGINEER RESIGNS OVER QUALIFICATIONS SAGA

READ MOREMADONSELA DELAYS PRASA REPORT

READ MOREPRASA PROMISES NO DELAYS AS DETAILS OF CEO'S FIRING ARE REVEALED 

READ MOREMONTANA MUM ON DISMISSAl DETAILS

READ MORE: PRASA PRESS BRIEFING CANCELLED WITHOUT NOTICE

READ MORE: TRAINS NOT THE REASON FOR CEO'S AXING - PRASA CHAIR

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: PRASA TRAINS: DOCUMENTS REVEAL CONCERNS OVER CLEARANCE

READ MORE: FREEDOM FRONT PLUS CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO MTIMKULU'S QUALIFICATIONS

READ MORE: "WE ARE SATISFIED WITH MTIMKULU" - PRASA

READ MORE: LEAD PRASA ENGINEER'S QUALIFICATIONS QUESTIONED

READ MORE: MONTANA: "OUR TRAINS ARE SAFE AND THE BEST IN THE WORLD"

READ MOREPRASA'S R600-MILLION TRAINS UNSAFE FOR SOUTH AFRICA