Prasa's Popo Molefe disgusted by death threats

Molefe said his concern is for his family who've been left shocked and worried.

FILE: Prasa's head office next to Park Station at Umjantshi House on Wolmarans Street, Braamfontein. Picture: Google Earth

JOHANNESBURG - Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) board chairperson Popo Molefe said he's disgusted by a threat on his life but he has survived worse and he remains unfazed by it.

Molefe said his concern is for his family, who have been left shocked and worried.

He said a meeting held by the Umkhonto we Sizwe military veterans two days after a call was made for him to resign discussed his safety and classified him as an obstacle.

Molefe said he is been aware of the threat for a while, "This particular individual it is said that he had surveyed my movements and he has checked my security and he's satisfied that my security was found wanting and they can remove me."

Molefe told Eyewitness News that a discussion allegedly took place about his at the end of May.

"Subsequent to me receiving that information, on a number of occasions there have been strange individuals who have attempted to gain entry to the complex where I live,"

After noticing this suspicious activity at his Sandton home, Molefe decide to approach the police, who are now investigating a case of conspiracy to commit murder.

He says he doesn't want the issue to become political and he is confident the police will take the matter seriously.

But the MK Veterans' Kebby Maphatsoe says he was at the meeting that Molefe is referring to and they didn't discuss him.

Prasa has been in the spotlight in recent weeks, with CEO Lucky Montana being dismissed and engineering head Daniel Mthimkhulu being suspended for lacking the necessary qualifications for his post.

Molefe said this development had nothing to do with Montana's defence of a R600 million tender that led to the claims the locomotives he had bought were too tall for the country's railways.

He added the board made this decision because of Montana's behaviour.