Lucky Montana: Latest corruption allegations have no basis
The former Prasa head is accused of obtaining a multimillion rand home in a corrupt deal.
JOHANNESBURG - Former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) head Lucky Montana says allegations that he obtained a house worth millions of rand in a corrupt deal from the 2010 Fifa World Cup have no basis.
Prasa chairman Popo Molefe has filed court papers claiming that the deal afforded Montana his luxury home in an upmarket suburb in Pretoria.
In the documents, Molefe also names Siyangena Technologies, which obtained a R3.9 billion Prasa tender between 2009 and 2010.
He wants the court to set aside the contract awarded to Siyangena as well as Mario Ferreira, owner of soccer club Vasco da Gama.
But Montana says he's studied the documents and they have nothing to do with him.
"I've tried to search through both the application and the affidavit. I found that there is in fact nothing that in fact talk about so. I reject the allegations because there's no basis whatsoever."
Montana is due to hold a briefing later today, to respond to the allegations.
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