Today's Big Stories

Prasa report findings worse than Nkandla and must be investigated, says Maimane

The Democratic Alliance (DA) plans to lay criminal charges against former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) group CEO Lucky Montana.

This comes after the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s scathing report on the abuse of public funds and widespread maladministration in awarding tenders at the parastatal.

(Also read our article: 'The Public Protector is not my judge' - Montana)

Party leader Mmusi Maimane says the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) must investigate misconduct at Prasa to determine the criminal liability of those involved in the scandal so they can be prosecuted.

He also said that the National Treasury must conduct a forensic audit, among other processes of investigation.

The Public Protector's report is not intent on investigating criminality and I feel there is a case for this matter. If we don't send a strong message out against corrupt activities, corrption will continue in South Africa.

Mmusi Maimane, DA leader

Maimane says that when government and its institutions blatantly ignore remedial action, the opposition have no choice but to go to the courts.

Executive Secretary of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) Lawson Naidoo says that recourse through the courts is important for democracy.

However, Naidoo advises that the number of political cases before the courts are problematic.

We are seeing the judicialisation of our politics. We can only strengthen institutions of state by looking at recourse through the courts as a last resort.

Lawson Naidoo, Executive Secretary of Casac

To read excerpts of Madonsela’s report click here.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


This article first appeared on 702 : Prasa report findings worse than Nkandla and must be investigated, says Maimane


Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

Montana: 'The Public Protector is not my judge'

Montana: 'The Public Protector is not my judge'

John speaks to Former Group CEO of Prasa, Lucky Montana who refutes findings in the Public Protector's report as untrue.

"The guy is a genius" - Lucky Montana on Daniel Mtimkulu

"The guy is a genius" - Lucky Montana on Daniel Mtimkulu

Lucky Montana has defended Prasa's suspended engineering head, also explained the legal proceedings against Prasa Chairman

Prasa axed its CEO Lucky Montana. Here's why...

Prasa axed its CEO Lucky Montana. Here's why...

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) group CEO Lucky Montana has been axed. We explain...

Lucky Montana: I am disappointed but I expected it

Lucky Montana: I am disappointed but I expected it

Prasa's outgoing CEO Lucky Montana talks about being axed from the locomotives company.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

Head of the Centre for Enteric Diseases at the NICD Dr Thomas says that Listeriosis is problematic because it isn’t notifiable.

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

This year we're going to hit a million downloads of free textbooks in SA - James van der Westhuizen, country manager for Bookboon.

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

The company lost around R100 billion leaving the JSE reeling in one of the biggest private sector business scandals.

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Your money, and Steinhoff… Bruce Whitfield interviews Certified Financial Planner Peter Calitz.

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sygnia Group CEO Magda Wierzycka.

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the government plays a crucial role in the provision of affordable housing in the province.

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

Entrepreneur Max Lichaba built his own empire and is the CEO of Lichaba Creations and several other businesses. This is his story.