A Daily Maverick exposé reveals suspicious details surrounding Mandisa Mokwena's appointment.
According to a Daily Maverick report Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa) acting head of security Mandisa Mokwena was appointed to her role and remained in it for a year without having an employment contract. It further states that she was paid double the annual salary of the person already that was in that role and that she oversaw a dubious R5 million investment programme that did not follow procurement processes.
The report reveals screenshots of emails dated Monday 19 August from the personal assistant of acting head of human capital, Ranti Mahlabana, instructing the HR department to create a contract of employment for Mokwena, who by then had been in her for over 12 months.
Prasa has been tarnished by a wave of corruption scandals in recent times and is suffering from what could be described as a leadership vacuum with 11 out of 15 executives acting in their posts in place of those who, according this report (also from Daily Maverick) had either been suspended, placed in special leave, or fired.