Joburg Transport MMC Kenny Kunene Applauds Rea Vaya Operator Being Placed Under Business Rescue

Joburg Transport MMC Kenny Kunene Applauds Rea Vaya Operator Being Placed Under Business Rescue

  • Kenny Kunene, Johannesburg’s Transport MMC, welcomed the news that the Pio-Trans board was dissolved and the company was placed under business rescue
  • The company operates Rea Vaya, and Kunene slammed it for mismanagement and fraudulent activities
  • South Africans were disappointed and remarked that politicians in SA are largely unqualified

With over seven years at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News, Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist, offered insights into South African politics, political parties and election dynamics.

MMC of Transport Kenny Kunene welcomed the placement of the Rea Vaya-operating company under administration
Kenny Kunene slammed Pio-Trans for running Rea Vaya into the ground. Images: Lucky Nxumalo/City Press/Gallo Images/Getty Images and Nadine Hutton/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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The City of Joburg’s MMC of Transport, Kenny Kunene, revealed that Pio-Trans, which operates Rea Vaya, was diseased by fraud, mismanagement and maladministration. He welcomed its placement under business rescue and did not pull his punches back about the goings-on in the company.

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Kenny Kunene slams Pio-Trans

Kunene pointed out the extent of the mismanagement at the company. He revealed that some employees were paid thrice their market value, and unqualified people were employed. SABC News reports that some earned two salaries while others were employed in unnecessary positions. The Sushi King slammed the company, accusing shareholders of paying people for not doing anything in the company.

Pio-Trans is in serious trouble, and its board was dissolved and was placed under business rescue after a tax deficit of R64 million. Pio-Trans was previously ordered to pay over R6.8 million to Litsamaiso Limited, a bus company, and a SARS litigation of almost R800,000.

Netizens are tired of the government

South Africans on Facebook emphasised that citizens need to vote the African National Congress out of power and railed the government for incompetence.

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Willie Lekuba said:

“Politicians will allow someone with a criminal record to lead a certain portfolio while they can’t allow a convict with proper qualifications to run a certain department.”

Surprise Supzero Surprise wrote:

“Next year, this leaves you with a choice to change. I don’t care whether you vote for the EFF, PA, DA, MK as long as it’s not the same ANC leaders again.”

Ken Molefe suggested:

“Let us be wiser on voting next year. ANC can’t be rehabilitated. South Africans must wake up. We don’t have leadership.”

Sizwe Wil Nzima asked:

“Why don’t we just build our electric buses, install solar panels in every station so that these buses can charge, and cut fuel costs to make our city greener?”

Joburg Property Company run by underqualified people

Similarly, Briefly News reported that underqualified staff members are running the Joburg Property Company.

The company’s board includes an ANC Youth League member with a grade 11 qualification, and the board members allegedly belong to an agency in Soweto. It was also revealed that most board members have ties to MMC Nomoya Mnisi. South Africans were livid that the company was run by underqualified people when many qualified needed work.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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