People tend to play with electricity and forget that it is extremely dangerous. Day in day out in the republic of South Africa, we are learning about cable theft and PRASA lines being stolen. This disturbs the operation of PRASA and also the distribution of the electricity which affect communities direct.
Link:https://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/news/mbalula-contradicts-himself-over-prasa-ghost-workers-9a44dd31-56ca-45bd-a880-83859d48b919 Mbalula goes against himself over Prasa apparition laborers Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has made an about-turn on his case that the compensations of 3 000 apparition laborers at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) were frozen in December. CAPE TOWN - Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has made an about-turn on his case that the compensations of 3 000 phantom specialists at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) were frozen in December.
The ANC member and ex-CEO of Prasa, Lucky Montana, has taken aim at the wing of the ANC led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, calling it "corrupt and dishonest". As a result of Cyril Ramaphosa's Eastern Cape ally Oscar Mabuyane being embroiled in a corruption case and benefiting personally from R450 000, Montana made the statement.
A 24 year old man by the name Lungisani Sithole from Zimbabwe died in a painful manner after being electrocuted by 3,000 Volts of DC power, his deceased body was found hanging from railway pylons near uMngeni train station in Durban. According to the Flyingnewslive news report, yesterday, Sunday, 15 May 2022 police and other officials were called to the scene by passersby who spotted a man hanging from railway pylons near uMngeni train station in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal Province), police and municipality officials responded to this information and went to the scene.
Langa railway sation no longer exists. It is believed that the railway system has basically been stolen by these individuals in a span of about 2 years, they've completely vandalised and rendered the railway system useless. There's no way that they could quickly fix this issue, as fast as they want and it is just very unfortunate.
The issue of cable theft happening across the nation is one factor that the government have been working very hard to end but it seems criminals are undeterred in their quest to enrich themselves via this means. Concern agencies have warned residents of South Africa against the dangers of vandalizing public facilities especially the aspect of cable theft.
Cable theft destabilizes business operations and impedes the delivery of necessities to industry and communities across the country. The direct debts suffered due to theft total more than 7 billion rands per year across the various state-owned entities such as Eskom, Transnet, PRASA, and Telkom. The economic cost is estimated to be around R187 billion.
Last year Fikile Mbalula exposed some "ghost" employees who were allegedly being paid by Prasa, only for the truth to come out as being those many said employees were receiving a salary while not having worked a single day for prasa. Well it has now emerged that Mbalula's older brother, Jabu has also been allegedly getting paid for absolutely nothing too.
Fikile Mbalula Says Workers Are Fixing Train Tracks Affected By Floods, But This Is What Was Spotted
Work in progress across PRASA infrastructure routes where rail tracks were affected by the floods, Fikile Mbalula has always enjoyed taking credit for the work of other people and right now we are talking about the work of the people who are in charge of fixing trains. It is very disappointing that we are even dealing with such a matter because he's supposed to be in a situation where he is actually encouraging more ordinary members of the public, to do the right thing.
Date:03/02/2022 Source:https://sundayworld.co.za/news/prasa-derails-dudula-leaders-metro-rail-revival-drive-march/ Operation Dudula March to revive the railway agency was derailed by Prasa this week, because the agency believes that the march might can't serious damages to their organization, because of the killings that gas been happening in Soweto in the past weeks where many people have lost their lives.
https://twitter.com/nelsonchamisa/status/1519183486598451201?s=19 For, these are tough times. Nhlanhla Lux, the leader of Operation Dudula. The South African Passenger Rail Agency advised him to get off the bridge. A court order was issued against Prasa. The interdict was issued by the High Court of Joburg.
Source: https://twitter.com/EversonLuhanga/status/1525365104610533376?t=ntub_VzLCuD4XsDPDbAD_Q&s=09 Our over the top expensive foundation, the foundation of the economy, is being taken at extraordinary speed. It's a sign of the virtual breakdown of the state on the grounds that the harm is huge. The defacement and burglary of PRASA frameworks like rails, links, blocks, and mentors have prompted a compassionate fiasco.
It's shocking what the police uncovered last night in the biggest scrap yards in the country! Loadshedding, which is currently taking place in South Africa, has been the subject of much public outcry. However, not everyone agreed with Eskom's claim that citizens had some of the responsibility.
Mbalula's brother exposed as one of Mangaung's costly ghost workers: Report 'An investigative report into illegal appointment of staffers in the Free State's cash-strapped Mangaung Metro Municipality exposed Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula's older brother, Jabu Mbalula, as one of the ghost staffers who apparently costs the council millions in salaries every month, while never reporting for a single day of work,' The Citizen reports.
Times LiveAfter initially claiming that the salaries of 3 000 ghost workers at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) had been frozen in December, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has now reversed his position on the issue. Mbalula informed Parliament's standing committee on public accounts in March that Prasa has launched a forensic enquiry to ascertain the identities of the 3 000 ghost employees who were discovered as part of an internal campaign known as "Operation Ziveze" (which translates as "Show Yourself").
For, these are difficult stretches. Nhlanhla Lux, the head of Operation Dudula. The South African Passenger Rail Agency encouraged him to get off the extension. A court request was given against Prasa. The prohibit was given by the High Court of Joburg. Dlamini, Peter Dimba, and Zandile Dabula are expected to do whatever it takes not to make the decision last.
Transport minister fikile mbalula has announced that the government has gazetted country wide rail policy frameworks that permit the private zone to interfere and function passenger rail offerings. Addressing the media on monday from Wolverton train depot, in Pretoria north, mbalula stated on the subject of passenger rail services, the brand new coverage sought to address mainly ability challenges via allowing personal sector buyers the possibility to function passenger rail services.
Source: https://twitter.com/EversonLuhanga/status/1525365104610533376?s=20&t=SM0rbHoU8Gyh-n49FbfGnw A 24-year-old KZN man has got himself killed by electrocution after trying to steal PRASA overhead cables close to the uMngeni train station in Durban. "A KwaZulu-Natal man Lungisani Sithole (24) was found hanging from railway pylons after being electrocuted by 3,000 V DC power while trying to steal Prasa overhead cables near uMngeni train station in Durban.
We are in big trouble according to Pravin Gordhan, Prasa discovered 3000 ghost employees on its payroll, no hullabaloo from media. Clip about Kind Misizulu Zulu capture attempts nothing also. Now this still nothing! Load shedding, The whole 3000 ghost employees saga was just to move our focus away from railway infrastructure vandalism that Mbalula had to account for.
The draft plan is a collaboration between the Department of Transport, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, and is intended to present recommendations to government on the best way to revive the passenger rail sector, in accordance with the new Passenger Rail Agency Act.