Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has said a culture of impunity contributed to the malaise at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and the utility’s governance problems were self-inflicted, largely because of poor and indecisive leadership.

The state-owned enterprise (SOE), which has had five turnaround strategies since its creation in 2009, has been dogged by governance failures, financial challenges and allegations of state capture. It received a disclaimer from the auditor-general last year...

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