Prasa is not in distress, says acting CEO Letsoalo

Prasa management came out in full force, slamming media reports of a collapsing entity.

Prasa’s Acting CEO Collins Letsoalo, centre, and executives during a media briefing in Cape Town. Picture: Twitter/‏@PRASA_Group.

CAPE TOWN - Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa)'s acting CEO Collins Letsoalo is adamant the railway agency is not in distress.

Letsoalo has emphasised the organisation's management is hard at work to implement Prasa's turnaround strategy by the end of October.

He called an emergency press conference in Cape Town this afternoon.



Prasa management came out in full force, slamming media reports of a collapsing entity.

Letsoalo has conceded that while the railway agency may face many operational challenges, plans are in place to improve services.

"We will be interacting and consulting with various stakeholders as we finalise the turnaround strategy."



He says continued arson attacks on Prasa's infrastructure paralyses the agency's ability to meet commuters' needs.

Letsoalo also requested his team be given the space to work on finding solutions to Prasa's problems.