Madonsela hopes to release 2nd Prasa report in 6 months

The Public Protector this week revealed findings of widespread maladministration at the rail agency.

FILE. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: Alex eliseev/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she hopes to release a second report into the dealings at the Passenger Rail Agency Of South Africa (Prasa) in about six months' time.

This week the Public Protector released her findings, revealing widespread maladministration and impropriety in the awarding of tenders at Prasa.

But she says many complaints could not be investigated due to a lack of information from the agency, and some findings are inconclusive.

"We would love to say in the next six weeks. But it will also depend on the cooperation we get from Prasa, but should we not, we will go for contempt of proceedings or for set and seizure."

Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana has been implicated in about a third of the complaints that Madonsela investigated.

He has dismissed her findings as false and baseless.

LISTEN: Former Prasa group CEO Lucky Montana says findings in the Public Protector's report are untrue and he will take the matter to a court of law for review.

To read excerpts of Madonsela's report _ click here_.