Montana blames NEC ‘big boys’ for his exit from Prasa
FORMER Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) chief executive Lucky Montana has vowed to take his fight over his alleged links to the Guptas straight to the ANC’s door.
This, he said, was in retaliation against some of the ANC national executive committee (NEC) members who, he claimed, fought him over his leadership of Prasa.
He has also threatened to reveal more dirt on his comrades for meddling in the entity’s affairs.
In a series of tweets yesterday, Montana said he was no longer fighting the Guptas but some members of the NEC.
“I resigned from Prasa because it was no longer the Guptas I was up against, but the big boys in the ANC NEC,” tweeted Montana.
This week he accused Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises Ben Martins of being economical with the truth regarding the meeting he at- tended with the Guptas. This was after Martins said Montana had brought Tony Gupta to his ministerial house in Pretoria to discuss Prasa matters.
Montana said in a subsequent tweet that the ANC never allowed him to explain.
“The ANC never asked me or Sfiso Buthelezi to explain ourselves. It only called for swift action.”
Speaking to the Saturday Star, Montana stood by his tweets. However, he said he would not name the NEC mem- bers now, but might do so at a later stage. “I said in light of what Ben Martins said (this week), the Guptas wanted me and Sfiso Buthelezi removed. I tendered my resignation because I fought with the big boys in the NEC.”
At the time Buthelezi was chairperson of Prasa and later joined Parliament. He was appointed deputy finance minister in March. Martins said Gupta came to his home with Montana, a claim the ex-Prasa head denied.