Public Protector: There's no way Montana will win the case

Madonsela says she hoped Lucky Montana would speak to her first before taking the Prasa matter to court.

FILE: Madonsela found Prasa guilty of financial mismanagement and implicated the former CEO Lucky Montana. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has reiterated that anyone who doesn't agree with her findings has a right to approach the courts.

Former Public Railway Agency South Africa (Prasa) CEO, Lucky Montana, filed papers in the High Court in Pretoria yesterday, in a bid to have Madonsela's findings on the rail agency reviewed and set aside.

In her report titled 'Derailed' the public protector found the parastatal guilty of financial mismanagement in the awarding of tenders, many of them involving the former CEO.

She says she had hoped that Montana would speak to her first before taking the matter to court.

Madonsela's spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi says, "The public protector afforded him the opportunity to engage with her first, before approaching the court, however he chose not to do so."

Masibi added that the matter can go on review.

"He [Montana] can raise money because there is no way he is going to win the case."