[LISTEN] Prasa CEO addresses safety on coaches and vandalism

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has appointed its third Acting CEO since last year.

Cromet Molepo's appointment was announced on Thursday morning by the rail agency's board.

Concerns were raised in Parliament over the past month over the number of forensic investigations involving the rail agency that are still pending.

The agency also has to implement recommendations, after reports by National Treasury and the Public Protector found "unbridled" mismanagement and corruption at Prasa between the years 2012 and 2015.

Stephen Grootes spoke to Molepo to find out what his immediate plans are to address the challenges faced on the ground at Prasa and includes the loss of coaches to vandalism as well as the safety of staff.

I have on my first day started interacting with our stakeholders, the unions and we will be having a meeting next week. We will also be having discussions with the SAPS with the view to expand the combating of crime on our system.

Cromet Molepo, Acting CEO at Prasa

The mistake we did with the organisation is not communicate with commuters to say be aware in the next few years the road we are travelling will be under construction and therefore there will be stoppages, detours and I must admit that we are doing something, we will be introducing rail radios where there will be proper communication, a metro app....

Cromet Molepo, Acting CEO at Prasa

Click on the link below to listen to more of Molepo's plans for the railway agency.....


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