'Things aren't perfect at train stations, but war room has brought improvements'

Transport Minster Fikile Mbalula delivered the progress of the newly established war room at a press briefing on Monday.

According to Mbalula, since the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) war room began its work in August, more trains have been on time and there have been fewer accidents.

To discuss the war room's successes, Bongani Bingwa speaks to the Department of Transport director-general Alec Moemi.

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Moemi says President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a proclamation for special investigations unit, which has commenced with the work of investigating all malfeasance that happened during the years of state capture.

The work on bringing wrongdoers to book continues and we will try to recover what is due to the company.

Alec Moemi, Director- general - Department of Transport

Mbalula set up a war room to address safety and security concerns and the quality of operations at Prasa, he explains.

If things were proper, there would be no need for a war room and there would be no need for a continued intervention by the Department of Transport into the affairs of Prasa.

Alec Moemi, Director- general - Department of Transport

The department has intervened because it realised that what the customer wanted is not being delivered.

The customer wants reliability and wants the trains to always be available, they want predictability and they also want to feel safe. We are not saying all is well at train stations, what we are saying is that there has been improvements in various areas.

Alec Moemi, Director- general - Department of Transport

Listen below to the full conversation:


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