Prasa implementing PP remedial action

Prasa implementing PP remedial action

The Acting Group CEO of passenger rail agency Prasa, Collins Letsoalo, has refused to comment on the recent controversy involving Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters. 

Prasa Collins Letsoalo
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In a letter, which surfaced last week, Peters ordered Prasa to close off its investigation into irregularities.


"The Minister asked the Prasa Board to close off the investigation process as soon as possible and submit a detailed report indicating the progress and the outcome of the investigation. On the basis of the report to be submitted by Prasa, a determination of any further investigation and a way forward will subsequently be made after studying the report in detail. To this end, the Minister has not received such a report by the Board," the Department of Transport said.

Despite Prasa receiving an unqualified audit from the Auditor-General for the past financial year, there is still concern over the entity's financial health. 


Letsoalo says he will not comment on leaks, but says they are busy implementing the Public Protectors remedial actions.


"I've never wanted to deal with matters that are leaked, because they are confidential. I don't want to deal with those issues. The way forward is that Prasa continues to do the work. Part of the work that Prasa continues to do is implementation of recommendations of the Public Protector's remedial actions," he said.


Letsoalo also lambasted the entity's former CEO Lucky Montana saying he must not comment on Prasa matters, since they are currently involved in a court battle to try and set aside contracts he signed off.

ANC bribery allegations

Meanwhile, Letsoalo says no money was paid into any political party's bank account. 


This in response to comments made by the entity's board chairperson, Popo Molefe, who said some money might have been paid to the ANC.

Letsoalo refuted allegations that money might have been paid into the ruling party's bank account for a contract that was issued. 


"What I can assure you is that there is no money of Prasa that was paid into any political party's bank account. That one I can assure you because we do financials. And we did this."


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