The case brought against Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) of its multibillion-rand contracts with Siyangena Technologies has been set aside by the High Court in Pretoria. Siyangena’s Advocate Nic Maritz has argued in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, that arguments in the founding affidavits of Prasa constituted hearsay. Siyangena is challenging the October 2020 order which found that it was unlawfully awarded contracts worth R6 billion by Prasa.
Siyangena is insisting that the has failed to adequately deal with the facts at its disposal Among others, the contracts were for the work done on Prasa train stations, including automated access gates and camera installations. Maritz has submitted that the High Court has misdirected itself.