Prasa chases billions in court while launching ‘modernisation’ plan

Prasa chases billions in court while launching ‘modernisation’ plan

Prasa headquarters. Image: Moneyweb

Prasa, which at the 11th hour enlisted the services of law firm Werksmans, wants to recover billions said to have been illegally paid to Siyangena.

The Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa (Prasa), which was last week ordered to cease operations of its mainline passenger service due to safety concerns, will today be embroiled in a multibillion-rand matter to be heard in the High Court in Johannesburg involving another service provider. In August last year, Prasa dismissed its group executive of information technology, Chris Mbatha, for his role in illegally awarding a lucrative contract to Siyangena Technologies – hired during the reign of CEO Lucky Montana, to install automatic speed gates, electronic information boards and surveillance systems at train stations. Prasa, which at the 11th...




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