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. ..

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