Rail agency board to pay back money

Members of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board have until the end of January to pay back money for extra meetings the board held‚ with chairman Popo Molefe already having paid back R680 000 at the end last month.

This is according to a written reply by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters to a parliamentary question from DA MP Manny de Freitas.

Peters said the decision had been made last month and Molefe had already made his repayment. She said no interest was being charged.

In another written reply, Peters said the combined basic salaries of her department’s entities had dropped from more than R30-million in the 2014-15financial year to R27-million in the2015-16 financial year.

Staff were also paid hundreds of thousands in performance bonuses and other benefits.

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