Report suggests that Prasa failed to act against alleged R87 million looters

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has reportedly failed to act against officials, including senior executives, who were found to have failed to disclose that their business partners scored contracts with the entity.

A report in The Star newspaper says the figures listed in the auditor general report for the 2016/2017 financial year shows an amount of R87 million in such transactions.

READ:Nzimande says Prasa is losing money like an ATM

The paper reports that it has seen correspondence from former acting Chief Executive, Cromet Molepo, sent to the then board chairperson, Xolile George, about those findings.

Four months later, there has been no action against the implicated officials.

Prasa spokesperson Nana Zenani says firstly she needs to clarify that Prasa doesn't tolerate that kind of behaviour and we will never endorse any form of corruption.

However what is clear is that Mr Molepo was working on this particular information, but didn't share the information with the rest of the Prasa team.

Nana Zenani, Prasa spokesperson

I have checked immediately when the story broke, I checked with HR to see whether they have the names of the people who were implicated unfortunately we don't have that particular file.

Nana Zenani, Prasa spokesperson

So then it is difficult for us to immediately start the process because we don't know where to begin.

Nana Zenani, Prasa spokesperson

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