End of the line for this runaway train
Come what may, Prasa interim chair vows to clean up rail agency
Khanyisile Kweyama, who has been fighting an all-out war on corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) since being appointed interim chair in April, suspects her hijacking and kidnapping in July may have been intended as a warning. Some of those implicated in corruption allegations still occupy senior positions at Prasa, and she has them in her sights. She was pepper-sprayed and bundled into the boot of her car before being driven around for three hours and dumped in Katlehong, on the East Rand, along with the car. It didn't look like "normal or regular crime", she says. Her assailants didn't want her money or her car. But "if it was about discouraging me from doing the work I'm doing, it didn't work", she says. There have been no arrests. The auditor-general this week painted a picture of an organisation all but destroyed by corruption, and expressed "significant doubt" about its ability to continue as a going concern. "This is a concern of the board as well," says Kweya...