Lucky Montana ‘won’t fall victim to Prasa’s plan’

The former CEO of the rail agency has denied benefiting from a contract with Siyangena Technologies.

Former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) head Lucky Montana. Picture: Alexander Joe/AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) CEO Lucky Montana says he will not fall victim to the rail agency's plan to blame him for contractual issues that are in fact the board's responsibility.

Montana has denied benefiting from a contract with Siyangena Technologies when he headed Prasa and says he didn't receive any money to help him buy his multimillion rand property.

Prasa board chairman Popo Molefe has filed court papers to cancel the contract with the company, and in his affidavit he accuses Montana of scoring a massive house through a corrupt deal.

Montana says the board awarded the contract and he has nothing to do with the court matter as he's not even a respondent.

He claims Molefe simply used the opportunity to damage his reputation.

"Molefe has been accused many times of corruption and shady dealings. I have personally laid fraud and corruption charges against him. Molefe is using the contractual deal with these people [Siyangena Technologies] to settle scores and fight back."