Prasa Board reinstated, Transport minister to pay costs

The High Court in Pretoria has reinstated the Prasa board with immediate effect and has ordered the transport ministry pay the legal costs.

The board headed by Chairperson Popo Molefe was dissolved last month after acting CEO Collins Letsoalo was fired for increasing his salary by 350%.

The legal team representing board members argued that former Transport Minister Dipou Peters had never considered that Collins Letsoalo had raised his salary without the board's approval.

READ: Molefe approaches court to rule on Prasa board dismissal

Eyewitness News Reporter Gia Nicolaides was at the proceedings.

At the beginning of the year the rail agency hired a private law firm to look into contracts worth R24 billion for possible irregularities and criminality.

The board said that they did not approved that and said how can she dissolve the board when they have a number of investigations going...and that if they were removed this would obviously hamper the investigation.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

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