Editorials
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23 Dec 2021
6:15 am

It will take nothing short of a miracle to fix Prasa

Editorials

Mr Mbalula, you are failing the poorest of the poor. Catch a wake up!

Gauteng Metrorail’s New Era station have been abandoned and left to vandals. Photos: GroundUp/Kimberly Mutandiro

It will take at least six years to rebuild the vandalised Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) railway stations, according to a railway engineer. Such is the decay and destruction of our railway stations, it will take nothing short of a miracle to fix the mess. It’s estimated R4 billion was lost due to vandalism and sabotage over the past few years alone, never mind the damage that has been done due to years and years of mismanagement. Our state-owned enterprises are renowned for not maintaining their infrastructure and the chickens have come home to roost for Prasa. Dr...