Prasa finds R7.8m at 11th hour to pay lawyers in R6bn case

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Prasa finds R7.8m at 11th hour to pay lawyers in R6bn case

Just days before it was due in court the rail agency saved itself from a potentially embarrassing situation

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In an 11th-hour bid to stave off the risk of losing a multibillion-rand court case, SA’s embattled passenger rail agency finally paid its lawyers.

Prasa’s payment to Werksmans Attorneys was made on the eve of a nearly R6bn legal battle with Siyangena Technologies, which was set to be heard in the Pretoria High Court this week.

The matter, which would have seen Prasa going to court without lawyers, was postponed on Monday. A new date for the hearing has yet to be set...

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