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'Mbalula and I made it clear that Prasa is a broken business with no stability'

16 January 2020 7:38 AM
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Administrator Bongisizwe Mpondo reflects on some of the challenges faced by the rail agency.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Wednesday said the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in its current form is broken organisation with ageing infrastructure, old rolling stock, rampant crime, poor internal controls and overcrowded trains.

Mbalula announced that the war room set up last year would seize to exist and some of its functions transferred to the administrator as he placed the rail agency under administration last year.

RELATED: 'Prasa lost R30bn because of mismanagement and irregular expenditure'

Africa Melane on 702Breakfast chats to the rail agency administrator Bongisizwe Mpondo to give more insight on what is happening at Prasa.

Yesterday, we had a press briefing with the minister and in that, one of the things we made clear is that we have a broken business at Prasa, that means there is no stability and there is no order.

Bongisizwe Mpondo, Administrator - Prasa

He says one of the challenges is also the lack of security on some of the rail agency's railway lines.

That means that our lines are open to vandalism and that hampers our operation. We have a number of challenges and the vandalism that happens on our lines is beyond our control.

Bongisizwe Mpondo, Administrator - Prasa

Listen below to the full conversation:


16 January 2020 7:38 AM
Tags:
PRASA
Fikile Mbalula
Bongisizwe Mpondo
railway lines

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