DA formally lays charges against Lucky Montana

Mmusi Maimane says Lucky Montana should be held criminally liable for maladministration at Prasa.

Mmusi Maimane opens a case of fraud and corruption against former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana at the Cape Town police station. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has gone to the Cape Town central police station to open a case of fraud and corruption against former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) group CEO Lucky Montana.

In her report, titled 'Derailed', Public Protector Thuli Madonsela probed cases of maladministration and corruption at the passenger rail agency.

She revealed how supply chain management policy was violated, tenders were improperly awarded and how Montana abused his power.

Maimane says Montana should be held criminally liable.

"Ultimately we believe a charge must be laid against him so that the police can investigate him criminally. The South African taxpayer needs to know that anyone who facilitates these processes must account, for this is ultimately South Africa's taxpayers' money"

Montana has said he will challenge the public protector's report.