OUTA has filed a case against the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) aimed at forcing them to do their jobs on the investigation into massive corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).
WHY IS OUTA TARGETING PRASA, THE HAWKS & NPA?
OUTA has applied to intervene in a case brought by the PRASA chairman Popo Molefe against the Hawks and NPA, aimed at forcing the law-enforcement institutions to investigate corruption within PRASA. OUTA supports the PRASA chairman and wants to intervene to ensure this investigation is completed so that prosecution takes place.
WHAT IS OUTA DOING?
On 31 July 2017, OUTA filed an intervention application in the Pretoria High Court. This application is due to be heard on 6 November 2017.
WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
When PRASA was being run by Group CEO Lucky Montana, he handed out various contracts worth about R5.4 billion to the Siyangena and Swifambo companies from 2009 to 2013. Investigations by the Public Protector and the PRASA board found substantial problems with these contracts. It’s your money.
OUTA wants this corruption investigated properly and a strong case filed against perpetrators.