Prasa board votes to dismiss acting CEO Collins Letsoalo

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) on Monday terminated the contract of acting group CEO Collins Letsoalo, according to SABC Online. 

The Sunday Times reported that Letsoalo demanded a R5.9-million package, which is four times his agreed salary, just a month after assuming the post. Prasa’s acting head of human resources rejected the demand and was subsequently replaced, according to the report. Letsoalo had also demanded a chauffeur-driven vehicle as well as “a company cellphone with unlimited calls”.

Letsoalo, who was seconded to the rail agency by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on July 7, held a press briefing on Monday in Tshwane where he rejected claims that he had hiked his salary by 350%. 

Ofentse Mboweni
Ofentse Mboweni

Ofentse Mboweni is the online night editor at the Mail & Guardian. He has a keen interest in South African politics and history, is an avid reader and loves anything to do with good hip-hop music, literature and afrofuturism. Described as a "blerd" and postmodernist by some, he prefers being called OJ.

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