Court Grants Prasa Permission To Recover Millions Of Rands From Engineering Company

FILE: Prasa CEO Sibusiso Sithole and board chair Khanyisile Kweyama addressing the media following the organisation’s annual general meeting. Picture: Clement Manyathela/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) says it will start getting back over over R58 million it initially paid to a company which never rendered any services.

The parastatal’s boardchair Khanyisile Kweyama made the announcement.

This comes after Prasa was on Tuesday awarded a rescission of a default judgment in the High Court in Pretoria meaning that the judgment made against it earlier this year is no longer valid.

Siyaya Consulting Engineers was initially able to attach millions from Prasa’s bank account.

Now the rail agency can start claiming the money back.

Kweyama says that Prasa is trying to turn its financial woes around.

“I’ve already informed the minister about the outcome and the minister is fully on-board, actually supported our appeal and instructed us very early when we started this that we’ve to go after this. I’m sure he will continue.”