Old Prasa board reinstated to see through pending investigations

The High Court in Pretoria has reinstated the Prasa board headed by chairperson Popo Molefe after it was dissolved last month.

The then Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters dissolved the parastatal's board after it fired acting CEO Collins Letsoalo for increasing his salary by 350%.

Read: 'Prasa board was axed to steer fraud investigations off track'

Molefe and the other ousted members had asked the court to set aside Peters’ decision to dissolve the board, saying it was irrational and unlawful.

Also read: Transport Minister didn't approve Prasa CEO recommended by board - Molefe

The High Court ruled that the board had every right to challenge the minister, reports EWN's Gia Nicolaides.

Molefe and the board members were saying that they had a duty to complete a number of ongoing internal investigations following findings from the Public Protector and Auditor General.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

The transport ministry has been ordered to pay the legal costs.

Take a listen to the EWN update:

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