Leonard Ramatlakane gets ready to roll as chair of embattled Prasa
The cabinet has approved the appointment of the new Prasa board, subject to the verification of qualifications and the relevant clearance
Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has appointed a former chair of the transport portfolio committee in Parliament, Leonard Ramatlakane to head a new board for the embattled Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa).
This after Western Cape High Court judge Nathan Erasmus ruled on August 25 that the minister should appoint a new board within 60 days. Erasmus also ruled that Mbalula’s failure to appoint a board for the rail operator and his decision to appoint Bongisizwe Mpondo as the administrator instead of a full board was unlawful, and set it aside. ..