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prasaTimesLive reports that ousted Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) CEO Zolani Matthews is taking the rail and passenger utility to the labour court in an attempt to have his dismissal overturned.

This week, Matthews filed court papers in which he seeks immediate reinstatement as CEO of Prasa. He also wants the court to interdict the Prasa board from taking any action relating to termination of employment, including releasing any media statements. Furthermore, he wants the court to stop the board from hiring another CEO to fill his position. In the court papers, Matthews challenges the board’s reasons and powers for terminating his employment. Matthews was suspended and subsequently fired as Prasa CEO earlier this month after the board accused him of failing to disclose his dual citizenship. Matthews holds British and SA citizenship. The Prasa board cited Matthews’s failure to secure a clearance from the State Security Agency (SSA) because of the citizenship issue as the main reason for removing him. In his court papers, Matthews argues that security clearance was not a prerequisite for the job and that he had already lodged an appeal with President Cyril Ramaphosa challenging the SSA decision to not grant him “top secret” clearance.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Kgothatso Madisa at BusinessLive

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