Prasa board mishandled Letsoalo's dismissal, Parly committee on transport

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport chairperson, Dekeledi Magadzi, says they support the Minister of Transport's decision to dissolve the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) board.

Magadzi explains that the board has been focusing on 'cleaning up' the parastatal and neglected service delivery.

We are more interested in service delivery issues than the inward looking. We were not in disagreement of the cleaning of the mess, but we are saying as you are doing that meet the target which will be able to move the economic of the republic forward.

Dekeledi Magadzi, Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport chairperson

As you are cleaning up don't forget the mandate of Prasa, which is to make sure people are able to commute from point A to point B.

Dekeledi Magadzi, Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport chairperson

Magadzi says the board also mishandled the dismissal of former acting CEO, Collins Letsoalo, after reports that he demanded a 350% salary increase.

Prasa board chairperson, Popo Molefe, says they are taking the minister's decision for review.

That chair of the portfolio committee called Prasa to give a presentation on the operations of Metrorail. They were never interested in Prasa to give the presentation. They were interested in defending Letsoalo and insulting the board, telling [the board] they are corrupt without adducing evidence.

Popo Molefe, chairperson of the dismissed Prasa board

I'm the thorn on their flesh because I'm investigating things they don't want touched.

Popo Molefe, Prasa board chairperson

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