“Molefe never blackmailed Mtimkulu” - PRASA
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.
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