- SA Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula recently said told SA Parliament that he is going to fix Prasa
- Mbalula also said that those who were guilty of misconduct at Prasa were going to be brought to justice
- Many South Africans however had little faith in his promise and were soon calling him out online
Minister Fikile Mbalula recently told Parliament that he was working on fixing the Passenger Rail Agency of SA. According to Fikile he is already working on some "ambitious" projects to help the agency get back on its feet.
Mbalula also said that all those involved in crippling the ailing agency would be brought to justice after the agency received a disclaimed audit opinion for two years in a row from the Auditor General, who remarked that the agency had unreliable financial statements and a lack of financial discipline.
Meanwhile, South Africans seemingly have no faith in Mbalula's promises and have had this to say:
"Delusional @MbalulaFikile LYING unprovoked."
"Shouldn't he be saying, 'I'm fixing PRASA'?"
"I think given that this transport caters for the poor and those who are working, Min Mbalula must give us time frame.... we have heard this before... Mr Fix, when are our trains coming back... let's talk time frame."
"Sure baba, you will fix it like everything else ANC fixes, how many times did they fix SAA or Post Office, nah 5 years from now there will be a new minister going to fix PRASA."
Briefly News earlier reported that over 80% of Gauteng's train stations have reportedly been vandalised. They have been stripped of anything of value and hundreds of commuters are now stranded.
Train stations were left unguarded in the province after President Cyril Ramaphosa placed the country under strict Level 5 lockdown early last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.
IOL reports that Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said the government was coming up with interventions to fix the problems at train stations. Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) spokesperson Bane Ndlovu said they were attending to the matter with urgency, according to the publication.
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