Minister Mbalula hosted a press conference at Cape Town station this afternoon, with acting PRASA CEO Dr Nkosinathi Sishi and PRASA Western Cape Regional Manager Richard Walker. Some #UniteBehind activists attended the press briefing while others were were not allowed in.
Some of the questions we wanted to ask were:
Why is there still no permanent board and why has the Minister’s office not shared the reappointment letters extending the term of the interim board after it expired on 31 October 2019 (if they exist at all)?
The Minister makes much of his War Room. Why has he not communicated to people why the Central Line is not open after almost a month, and what alternative transport has he made available to the hundreds of thousands of people who rely on trains and MyCiti buses that no longer run?
We also wanted to know why has a national disaster not been declared after all these sustained attacks on our commuter rail system. Commuters have been suffering without any answers for far too long.