Prasa appoints new acting CEO after ousting Collins Letsoalo over pay hike

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has appointed Lindikhaye Zide to replace axed acting CEO Collins Letsoalo, reports EWN's Gia Nicolaides.

Letsoalo was dismissed with immediate effect this week following reports that Prasa approved a R5.9 million salary that he claims he was entitled to.

Letsoalo denied claims in a Sunday Times report that he increased his salary by 350%. He is adamant it was approved by the company's board.

Letsoalo defended himself and said that the passenger rail agency offered him a bigger remuneration package, Nicolaides explains.

Prasa confirmed it appointed company secretary Zide to replace the ousted CEO, but Letsoalo claims that only the Transport Department has the power to fire him.

This morning, Collins Letsoalo went on air to say that he is still the acting CEO, as far as he's concerned because he hasn't been fired or received any letter.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

He also believes that the Prasa board cannot fire him. That it's the Transport Department that will have to fire him and revoke his secondment.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Transport Minister Dipou Peters has asked the Prasa board to investigate the allegations.

Take a listen to the EWN update:

Also listen: Collins Letsoalo: Prasa board can't fire me

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