Prasa awaits court date for review of Swifambo deal

Prasa filed papers on Friday which have formed the start of the formal legal process.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is now waiting to hear when the South Gauteng High Court will be hearing its application for a review and setting aside of the locomotives award and contract between Prasa and Swifambo Rail Leasing.

Prasa filed papers on Friday which have formed the start of the formal legal process as the board is dealing with the 2014/2015 findings of the auditor general and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

The parastatal was found guilty of several incidents of maladministration and improper conduct by Madonsela.

Prasa's Victor Dlamini said, "Prasa then undertook investigation. On the basis of the forensic investigation that has been conducted, tt was decided that the evidence we found such as this move is the most appropriate one."

He says they have also issued summons in the high court against Daniel Mtimkulu to claim remuneration, bonuses and travel expenses amounting to about R20 million.

"It turned out that the qualifications he presented to Prasa were fraudulent and the documentation he used was forged."