Prasa mum on leaked public protector’s report

The report, leaked to the Sunday Times, revealed Prasa spent R3,8 million on firing executives improperly.

FILE: The Sunday Times is in possession of the report. Picture: Google Earth.

JOHANNESBURG - The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) says it cannot comment on the public protector's leaked report following an investigation into the parastatal but has questioned some of its content.

Advocate Thuli Madonsela is expected to release her recommendations after a three year long probe.

The Sunday Times is in possession of the report which will apparently reveal that the parastatal's

axed group CEO Lucky Montana signed off on dodgy tenders and took rides on the blue train with female companions.

Madonsela's team looked into claims of maladministration relating to financial mismanagement, as well as tender and appointment irregularities.

Her report has been leaked to the Sunday Times which reveals, among others, that Prasa paid rent for offices in Braamfontein for 20 months after it moved out and spent R3,8 million on firing three executives improperly.

Prasa spokesperson Sipho Sithole said, "The board has not been handed the report by the public protector, so we can only see what is being written by the Sunday Times. Until such time as that has happened, we really cannot comment."

It's also being reported that Montana took "joyrides on the blue train with female companions".

But Sithole says they are surprised about this as Prasa doesn't own the blue train.