Court sets aside Prasa's 'too tall' locomotives contract

2017-07-03 11:51
(Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24)

(Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (Prasa) controversial contract for new locomotives has been reviewed and set aside by the High Court in Johannesburg.

"Harm will be done to the administration of justice if this award is not set aside from the onset. Corruption will triumph of this court does not set aside the tender," the court said in its judgment.

The contract, awarded to little-known company Swifambo Rail Leasing in 2013, became mired in controversy after an exposé by Rapport newspaper which detailed the Afro 4000 locomotives' unsuitability for local rail lines.

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