The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has removed Leonard Ramatlakane from his positions as chair and board member.
The transport department said this on Tuesday morning after the entity investigated the chair’s misuse of one of its properties in Cape Town without following proper procedures.
The Sunday Times revealed in Spring this year that Ramatlakane was getting an advantage from citizens after he moved his family into an opulent property having a place with the striving state-claimed substance in the costly Cape Town suburb of Newlands. The additions and renovations to his own home had been ongoing.
The department stated that it was committed to good governance and administration across all of its entities.
As part of the entity’s rail recovery program, transportation minister Sindisiwe Chikunga thanked the chair “for his leadership and sterling work” in recovering 13 rail lines.
“This surpassed the objective of 10 rail lines that were at first reserved by Prasa for recuperation. According to Chikunga, “under his supervision, Prasa was able to restore a sizeable number of rail services in various metros throughout the country, ensuring that Prasa Rail regains its status as a mass mover of commuters in the republic.”
During the Covid-19 lockdown, vandals damaged rail lines and stations, which led to the launch of the program.