Get your house in order or else. That’s a stern warning from Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to executives and board members of the ailing Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.
Prasa faces challenges including non-functioning train stations, irregular and wasteful expenditure. To make matters worse, the Group’s Chief Executive Officer’s been placed on precautionary suspension.
Mbalula met with representatives of entities under his Ministry in Johannesburg to assess their state and seek lasting solutions to challenges.
“I don’t want to get there about people and their performance, the board must just do its job. That is the board’s job, not my job,” Mbalula said. They will come to me and give me a report. I’m just flagging the point that we’ve got to move with speed and things are held up there.
In other news – Robert Marawa and Minister Fikile Mbalula exchange blows
South African Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has turned into somewhat of a Twitter celebrity over the last few years.
This hasn’t always been good for the Minister who often finds himself embroiled in controversy because of the app. He has once found himself in the middle of a face-off, this time with sports journalist, Robert Marawa. Learn more