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Axed Prasa board write to minister over sacking

It's understood that they gave the minister until 7pm to respond to a letter requesting she give reasons for her decisions.

Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG – Former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) board members have submitted a letter to Transport Minister Dipou Peters asking her to give reasons for why they were axed.

Peters dissolved the board this week, following infighting between board members and former acting chief executive officer Collins Letsoalo.

He was fired by the board after reports emerged that he increased his salary by 350% without approval.

The ministry's Ishmael Mnisi has confirmed that a letter from the former board members has been received.

“I can confirm that the Minister of Transport has received a letter from the former board members of Prasa regarding the minister’s decision to dissolve the board with immediate effect and the department is taking advice from counsel.”

It's understood that the minister has been given until 7pm to respond to the letter, but it's unclear whether the minister's lawyers will be prepared by that time to give any answers.

This week Peters announced that after careful consideration she was dissolving the board with immediate effect and would implement interim measures soon.

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(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)