For­mer Prasa boss loses court bid for in­ter­ven­tion

CityPress - - Business - – Le­setja Ma­lope

On Fri­day, the Pretoria High Court dis­missed an in­ter­ven­tion ap­pli­ca­tion lodged by the for­mer act­ing CEO of the Pas­sen­ger Rail Agency of SA, Collins Let­soalo, which sought to al­low him to be in­cluded in the paras­tatal’s axed board’s court chal­lenge to be re­in­stated.

Judge Peter Mabuse said Let­soalo had failed to con­vince the court that he de­served to join the board’s ap­pli­ca­tion as a re­spon­dent.

Let­soalo had sought the court’s per­mis­sion to join on the ba­sis that he wanted the op­por­tu­nity to clear his name. He claimed he had ma­te­rial ev­i­dence to as­sist the court.

Ad­vo­cate Wil­liam Mokhari, who rep­re­sented Let­soalo, ar­gued that his client was jus­ti­fied in in­ter­ven­ing as he had a di­rect and sub­stan­tial in­ter­est in the mat­ter.

How­ever, Ad­vo­cate David Un­ter­hal­ter, act­ing on be­half of the board, ar­gued that Let­soalo did not have the right to seek any in­ter­ven­tion be­cause none of the is­sues af­fected him.

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