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Prasa’s R3.5bn project to create jobs

Prasa says a massive R3.5 billion project for a new fleet of locomotives will create local jobs.

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO Lucky Montana. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG - The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) says a massive R3.5 billion project for a new fleet of locomotives will create local jobs and there's no need for the Auditor-General to investigate the deal.

The Democratic Alliance says the money from the contract will flow offshore when the locomotives could have been manufactured in South Africa.

But speaking to Talk Radio 702's John Robbie, Prasa CEO Lucky Montana says that's simply not true.

"No one in this country has the capacity to manufacture that train so there's no controversy because we're doing the work to modernise our rail system."