PRASA has rejected a Rapport article claiming that PRASA’s new batch of locomotives exceed the height restrictions for local tracks. He says he believes that there is an agenda and PRASA is under attack by the Rapport because its lead Engineer is black.
Rapport is adamant that PRASA has received thirteen new diesel locomotives that are too high for long distance routes they were intended for, in what some have described as the country’s largest and most expensive tender blunder the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has to date.
John spoke to PRASA spokesperson, Moffet Mofokeng and Rapport's Pieter-Louis Myburgh.
Listen to the conversation between John, Rapport and PRASA below:
Meanwhile, investigative journalist with Media24 Pieter-Louis Myburgh spoke with CapeTalk presenter Kieno Kammies about his breaking report.
There is definitely a concerning issue at play here with the height of these locomotives. There is a height restriction for locomotives that has always been in place for South African railways.— Pieter-Louis Myburgh, investigative journalist
Listen to the full conversation on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: