SOUTH AFRICAN PASSENGER RAIL AGENCY CANCELS COBTRACT OF ACTING CEO

JOHANNESBURG, The Board of Control of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has solidly agreed to terminate the secondment contract of the acting Group Chief Executive Officer, Collins Letsoalo, from the Department of Transport Department to Prasa, with immediate effect.

This comes after the controversy behind the remuneration package of the acting Group CEO, which the Prasa Board says it views in a dim light. Letsoalo earlier rejected media allegations that he gave himself a 350 per cent salary increase, calling them unfounded and untrue.

Weekend papers published damning reports stating that Letsoala hiked his salary, uses a chauffeur-driven car and has a company cell phone with unlimited calls.

The acting CEO told the media in Pretoria on Monday that he would weigh his legal options and would seek relief either via a defamation suit or through the Press Ombudsman.

Letsoala said he worked for Prasa, a State-owned enterprise responsible for most passenger rail services in the country, for four months without a salary in 2016. “I was not paid until November from the General Manager responsible for remuneration and benefits… I will fight this corruption in Prasa,” he claimed.

“I will fight this nepotism in Prasa — and we have very good hard working men and women in Prasa — I don’t want them to despair,” he alleged,

“I want to say more is coming, but we must never deviate, dogs never bark at stationary cars. We have just concluded our corporate plan that we presented to the shareholder on Saturday and we continue.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK