The board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has been fired, reported The Times on Wednesday.
"We have been fired," said a board member in Parliament, reported The Times. The board was briefing the parliamentary portfolio committee on transport.
The board was criticised by the committee on Tuesday for bad management. It has been in conflict with the acting Prasa CEO, Collins Letsoalo, himself fired by the board after allegedly awarding himself a 350 percent pay increase and publicly saying the board had approved it, which the board said it hadn't.
Eyewitness News and Power FM radio stations also reported that the board had been fired.
— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) March 8, 2017
#PRASA BREAKING - Transport minister -- Dipuo Peters -- has dissolved board— POWER987News (@POWER987News) March 8, 2017
Public reaction was swift.
#PRASA board has been sacked.. what took the minister so long?— Tshediso (@KungFu_Jingles) March 8, 2017
And in another parliamentary committee meeting, the SABC got a new interim board.
The Portfolio Committee on Communication has nominated five people to serve on the SABC's— Radio 2000 (@radiotwok) March 8, 2017
Interim Board. #radio2000news
These are the five nominees for the interim board, reported by News24: Krish Naidoo, Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, Khanyisile Kweyama, Mathatha Tsedu and John Matisonn.
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Communications Committee is shortlisting for SABC interim board.— Scapegoat (@AndiMakinana) March 8, 2017
Both the ANC and EFF have proposed Mathatha Tsedu. He is in!