Outa lays corruption charges against former PRASA board members over Swifambo contract

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has laid criminal charges of corruption and fraud against former board members of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) over its “too tall” locomotive contract. PRASA awarded a contract to local company Swifambo in March 2013 for the purchase of 20 Euro 4000 locomotives and 50 EuroDual locomotives for about R3.5-billion.