Fourteen Security Guards Tried To Steal Prasa Vehicles. The fourteen security guards received a surprise attack in the early hours of this morning; this was while they were trying to steal the cars.
Fourteen Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa security guards were arrested in the early hours of this morning. The fourteen security guards received a surprise attack in the early hours of this morning; this was while they were trying to steal the cars. The group was eventually fired.
The fourteen security guards were dismissed after a disciplinary hearing. The Prasa board chairperson, Khanyisile Kweyama, says the results of the disciplinary hearing are evidence to pluck out crime and any other form of wrongdoing at the Prasa agency.
“…theft by own security of a large number of new vehicles waiting to be deployed to regions to deliver much-needed services to commuters is indicative of an organisation that could fast lose its purpose if we don’t intervene timeously,” says Kweyama.
In November 2018, the police force ambushed representatives of the Prasa agency’s protection services unit. The representatives were apprehended at the agency’s Pretoria House. The arrest happened after guards called the police about weird actions that were occurring at the Prasa House.
Charges have been laid against the 14 security guards. The suspects are accused of attempted burglary and also for physical attacking. The 14 security guards are currently out on bail. The prosecution refused to accept the guards’ statements. The security guards state that they were running an authorised duplicate security check. The prosecution refused the statement because it was seen as unlikely.
Doctor Nkosinathi Sishi, the Prasa CEO, said that it was appalling that the security guards tried to steal the agency’s cars and also brutally physically assaulted colleagues. This was all done under the pretence that that this was duplicate security check for the agency’s security.
Police statements explained how they covered the whole area, aimed weapons at the guards that were on duty and restrained them. After restraining the other guards, they physically assaulted them also told them to hand over the keys.
by Alexandra Ramaite