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Parly Could’ve Done Better With Prasa, Says Former Scopa Chair Godi

JOHANNESBURG – Former chair of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) Themba Godi has on Friday acknowledged that Parliament “could have and should have ” done better when it came to the corruption flagged at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).

Former Prasa board chair Popo Molefe appeared before the state capture commission of inquiry this week to give his account of corruption at the state-owned entity.

Molefe told the inquiry that he had written to Parliament asking for intervention and even approached the African National Congress’ top six for help.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has questioned why Parliament never took any action.

Godi has admitted that Parliament could have done more: “I must admit, Parliament could and should do better than what it has done. My Scopa members ended up revolting against me, refusing to have oversight with other portfolio committee and find out in most cases that they would actually be defending most departments.”