Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
3 minute read
22 Dec 2021
5:01 am

It would take at least six years to rebuild Prasa railway stations, say experts

Asanda Matlhare

Two years ago, Mbalula appointed the administrator with a full team of people who were supposed to bring Prasa back on track.

Picture for illustration purposes. (Photo by Gallo Images / Beeld / Emile Hendricks)

Experts say the deterioration of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is another example of a constant attempt by the current executive, or ministers, to distance themselves from what happened prior to them taking office, which is a way to shift the blame to their predecessors. This week, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula released a media statement about the state-owned enterprise’s path to recovery. “We inherited a broken organisation in dire straits. Through the shareholders compact we concluded with the board, we seek to address the challenges with speed, in a systematic and focused manner; when we came into...