Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi insists that there is no crisis at Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).
There is no crisis at Prasa, trains are running in all towns, long distance and short distance. There are many programmes we are implementing.— Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi
Maswanganyi admitted that there is an investigation into Prasa but insisted that there is progress.
The interim board at Prasa has met some of those service providers to map the way forward to implement the recommendations so that is on course.— Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi
Commenting on the Kroonstad train accident, the minister said the accident was the truck driver’s fault.
A least 21 people died, and more than 200 people injured when a truck crashed into a Shoshozola Meyl train just outside Kroonstad earlier this month.
There is signage and the truck driver should have been vigilant… He caused the accident which caused many deaths, it was not the negligence of the train driver but the truck driver.— Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi
This article first appeared on 702 : Joe Maswanganyi: There is no crisis at Prasa