LET’S HOPE METRORAIL NOT STARTED ROTTING
PUBLIC Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is expected to meet the legislature’s transport watchdog today. This comes after she was asked to investigate the shambles Metrorail has become.
It is a welcome development, albeit long overdue.
Metrorail makes the news for all the wrong reasons, limping from one crisis to another.
The once efficient and safe train service is now but an excuse for public transport, having robbed itself of all public sympathy.
But what is it Mkhwebane’s probe will establish that is not already known? Why all efforts to restore Metrorail have failed remains a mystery.
We hope Mkhwebane will find the answers.
Metrorail falls under the Passenger Rail Agency of SA where several senior officials failed to disclose that their business partners had scored handsome contracts worth R87 million from the embattled state-owned entity.
The dodgy transactions were discovered during the auditorgeneral’s audit of Prasa’s finances in the 2016/17 financial year.
It is said a fish rots from the head down. We hope the rot has not yet reached Metrorail.