Minister Fikile Mbalula opts to place PRASA under administration

Minister Fikile Mbalula opts to place PRASA under administration

- The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has officially been placed under administration

- Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has opted to dissolve the embattled entity's interim board

- Bongisizwe Mpondo has been appointed as the administrator of the rail agency

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PRASA has officially been placed under administration by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

The current interim board at the rail agency has been dissolved, with Bongisizwe Mpondo taking over as official administrator.

IOL reports that Mbalula made the announcement at a press briefing on Monday, commenting:

“I arrived at a conclusion that a more incisive intervention that enables quick turn-around times in decision-making with a view to stabilise operational performance is more urgent than an appointment of a permanent Board. This view was supported and agreed to by Cabinet.”

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The entity has been plagued by mismanagement and incompetency, with Mbalula hoping the newly-appointed Mpondo will be able to turn the tide.

The administrator has been tasked with addressing financial inconsistencies, accelerate interventions, modernise the recovery plan and develop capacity. reported that the Cape Town MetroRail station had recently been hit by an alleged arson attack, leaving countless commuters without transport to work and school.

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