Montana to take Madonsela's 'inaccurate' Prasa report to court

File: Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana.

JOHANNESBURG – The former CEO of rail agency Prasa, Lucky Montana says he plans to exercise his legal right to have Public Protector Thuli Madonsela&39;s Prasa report reviewed in court.

Montana has strongly critised the findings against him, calling them "inaccurate and inconsistent".

"I was disappointed in the report: it contained many factual inaccuracies. I made detailed submissions to Madonsela. The entire report I think… is wrong and that is why I think my lawyer must take it to court on review to make sure that the report is set aside," said Montana.

Madonsela found against the axed Prasa CEO in a number of instances, which included the improper appointment of employees and the irregular extension of partner contracts.

She was investigating claims of irregularities and maladministration at the agency.

Her report found that maladministration, unethical conduct, tender irregularities, and financial mismanagement had cost the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa billions.

But Montana insisted it was flawed.

"There are areas that the public protector has mentioned in the report… I&39;m willing to even learn from (I think that is an appropriate thing to do) but I think that the overall structure of the report is wrong and that is why I&39;m going to exercise my legal rights to set it aside so that the country can see," said Montana.




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