Picture: GALLO IMAGES/RAPPORT/DEON RAATH
Picture: GALLO IMAGES/RAPPORT/DEON RAATH

The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has placed three of its executives on special leave while a GM has been suspended, according to a report by eNCA.

They face allegations of improper, irregular, corrupt, and fruitless and wasteful expenditure, the report said.

The officials placed on special leave are company secretary Lindikaya Zide; chief information officer Chris Mbatha; and CEO of corporate real estate solutions, Tara Ngubane.

GM of enterprise risk, Tumi Mohube has been placed on suspension.

According to the report, Prasa said the four will be given an opportunity to respond to the allegations. Business Day has not been able to confirm the report.

Last month, Sibusiso Sithole stepped down as interim group CEO with immediate effect after nine months in the post.

Sithole was appointed after the removal in April last year of Mthuthuzeli Swartz as acting CEO by Prasa’s interim board, which cited adverse publicity associated with allegations of corruption and sexual harassment made against Swartz at the time.

Nkosinathi Sishi, deputy director-general responsible for corporate governance, special projects and public entity oversight in the department of transport, has been appointed in his place as acting group CEO.