Good week for Popo Molefe and a bad week for Paul Edey
Popo Molefe’s term as chairman of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA ended on July 31 on a high note. In an attempt to safeguard Prasa’s future, his outgoing board wrote to the public protector, the speaker and the president detailing its lack of confidence in transport minister Joe Maswanganyi, who had undermined its authority and wanted to remove it in June. Molefe refused to play nice with the minister, and sought to address corruption at Prasa as recommended in the former public protector’s "Derailed" report.
Tone deaf and out of touch, the headmaster of upmarket St John’s College, Paul Edey, wriggled and squirmed instead of coming clean when put on the spot on radio about the appalling racist and xenophobic remarks directed at black, Indian and other minority pupils by the school’s geography teacher. The teacher had been found guilty as charged at a school hearing but only received a warning. He then quit after the MEC intervened to have him sacked. Now Edey is the target of #OpenStJohn’s, who want him out.