The CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), Zolani Matthews, has been suspended as a precaution.
The chairman of Prasa, Leonard Ramatlakane, said after a board meeting on Thursday that they had an “allegedly sensitive one.” Security Breach Matter “considered and other contractual obligations” in connection with Matthews’ employment contract.
The Board of Directors has decided that Matthews will be suspended in his absence pending investigation into the matter.
“The Board of Directors will endeavor to resolve the matter expeditiously in the best interests of all parties,” he said on Friday.
“The appointment of a Deputy Group CEO will be communicated and the Board of Directors will ensure that day-to-day business is carried out of companies are not negatively affected. ”
Matthews told the Sunday Times a few days ago that the organization was in critical condition and that its infrastructure was for no modern rail network is ready, although billions of rand have been spent on modernization since 2009.
Mat thews said Prasa’s problems were self-inflicted. Prasa had set up a task team led by CFO Lesibana Fosu to work with the Auditor General to turn the agency inside out.
Investigations, including those of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, the National Treasury and others Appointed persons of Popo Molefe’s board of directors in 2015, exposed a corruption craze at the state-owned company, which reached billions of rand between 2009 and 2015, with a devastating impact on Prasa.