Molefe to address Madonsela's Prasa report

The Public Protector found evidence of maladministration and impropriety in the awarding of tenders.

FILE: Prasa’s board will address the outcomes of the public protector’s findings on the troubles rail agency.Picture: Kgotatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) board chairperson Popo Molefe will today address the outcomes of the Public Protector's report into the rail agency.

Last week Thuli Madonsela released her findings, showing evidence of widespread maladministration and impropriety in the awarding of tenders at Prasa, many involving former CEO Lucky Montana.

Madonsela says although not all documents were provided to her in order to investigate the allegations, all unanswered questions will be deferred to a second report.

Molefe indicated last week that the board would have to consider Madonsela's findings before making any statements or taking any action.

Today he is expected to outline the board's view on some of the serious findings.

Many involve irregular tenders and the improper appointment of service providers.

Madonsela says a culture of failing to comply with Prasa's supply chain management policies may have cost the company millions.

She also recommended a forensic report by the National Treasury into all Prasa contracts over R10 million from 2012.