Reports: Prasa chairman to take Montana to court over fresh corruption allegations

Reports say Montana bought a mansion in Pretoria’s upmarket suburb of Waterkloof Ridge for R11 million.

Former Prasa group CEO Lucky Montana. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) chairman, Popo Molefe, has filed court papers, claiming that the former CEO of the railway agency, Lucky Montana, scored a house worth millions of rands in a corrupt deal arising from the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

It's understood the deal involved a South African soccer boss.

According to Sunday Times, Montana's mansion is in Pretoria's upmarket suburb of Waterkloof Ridge and is worth R11 million.

It's been reported that Molefe filed court papers in the Pretoria High court this week.

In the documents, Molefe takes action against Siyangena Technologies, which obtained a R3.9 billion Prasa tender between 2009 and 2010.

Molefe wants the court to set aside the contract awarded to Mario Ferreira, owner of soccer club Vasco Da Gama and Siyangena Technologies.

In the papers, he explains that the tech company was unlawfully awarded the tender to install high speed passenger gates, CCTV cameras and other security related material.

But the paper says Montana has responded to the allegations, daring Molefe to prove these claims and says the chairman's probe is illegal and a waste of taxpayer's money.