JOBURG-Former Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters will appear before Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to provide evidence relating to a state-owned body, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa). ‘On 22 February 2021, the hearings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the claims of State capture, corruption and bribery in the public sector, including the State institutions, will resume at 10:00 a.m.
On Monday, 22 February 2021, at 10.00 a.m., the Commission will hear testimony relating to allegations of wrongdoing at Passenger Rail Prasa from the former Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters,” the Commission said on its website.” Prasa’s chief legal officer, Martha Ngoye, is also scheduled to appear before Zondo, as well as Dr Popo Molefe, former chairman of the Prasa board. In June of last year, Molefe appeared before the commission, where he told Zondo of alleged corruption and irregularities at Transnet.
ou’ll see that they were channelled to this particular family in many instances where money was lost,” he said. He said that procurement and supply chain procedures were being disregarded following the failure of Transnet. “The prevalence of this rampant disregard of systems, rules and mechanisms put in place in this kind of situation indicates that there is a state of paralysis that has set in,” he said. In the meantime, the commission said that strict Covid-19 protocols will be followed.
In order to ensure the safety of all users of the hearing site, representatives of the public media are requested to obey all security protocols as conveyed to security officials and to the Commission. Please be informed that, in accordance with the Covid-19 legislation, there will be restricted sitting for media members. “Members of the media are encouraged to remotely follow the proceedings,” said the commission. They will be required to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines for those attending in person, including screening, wearing masks, and members of the media would need accreditation to join.