Government is stalling Prasa investigation - Saftu

A briefing was held by the South African Federation of Trade Unions and the National Transport Movement on Monday on what they say is corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

Stephen Grootes spoke to the union's Patrick Craven.

He says government appears to be stalling on investigations launched against the parastatal.

A report which largely confirmed all the allegations and called for a thorough investigation into them - but in all these five years nothing has happened and it now looks as though there is still further attempts to try and prevent anything from happening.

Patrick Craven, Saftu spokesperson

There is growing evidence that there is movement behind the scenes from government to make sure that these allegations are never properly investigated. Particularly one of the key figures in Prasa at the time when the offences were alleged to have taken place is now the deputy minister of finance.

Patrick Craven, Saftu spokesperson

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