South Africa: The place Was Parliament When the Wheels Got here Off At Prasa, Asks Choose Zondo
Why was there no political and parliamentary oversight when issues took a pointy downhill flip on the Passenger Rail Company of South Africa? This was the largest query on the primary day of the resumption of the State Seize Fee hearings.
In 2017, when Popo Molefe and his board on the Passenger Rail Company of South Africa (Prasa) weren’t getting oversight assist from regulation enforcement businesses, or the transport minister and even the parliamentary Transport Oversight Committee, the board went to the workplace of Nationwide Meeting Speaker Baleka Mbete to drive the ministers to do their job. Nevertheless, to at the present time, Molefe mentioned, his letter has by no means been answered.
Molefe revealed this on the resumption of the Zondo Fee of Inquiry into State Seize on Monday 29 June. In March 2020, when proof associated to allegations of corruption and maladministration on the rail company was first heard, Molefe was one of many first individuals to testify in regards to the goings-on on the nation’s rail company.
Normal suspects named within the first testimony associated to Prasa
The fee took a break in March following 5 days of testimony associated to Prasa the place a number of officers testified on allegations of corruption and maladministration….