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Prasa is busy rooting out 3 000 ghost workers on its payroll

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The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa announced that there is a discrepancy between how many employees are registered on their system and how many actually work there The discovery was made when Prasa asked its 17 000 registered employees to provide proof of qualifications and identity documents, and only 14 000 people showed up Leonard Ramatlakane said that he suspects some of the 14 000 actual employees have been receiving salaries marked for the ghost employees.

The discovery was made when Prasa asked its 17 000 registered employees to provide proof of qualifications and identity documents, and only 14 000 people showed up. Prasa has been paying all 17 000 registered employees their full salary every month, which could have lost them billions, TimesLIVE reports. However, Leonard Ramatlakane, a board member, said that he suspects some of the 14 000 actual employees have received salaries marked for the ghost employees.

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What Prasa has discovered about the ghost workers Prasa approached the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to ascertain who the ghost workers really are. With the DHA’s assistance, Prasa discovered that 50 of the 3 000 ghost workers were foreigners who had obtained fake South African identity documents, which they used to register as Prasa employees.

IOL reports that the 14 000 that confirmed they are qualified for their positions at Prasa will be subject to criminal record checks. This forms part of the rail agency’s plan to eliminate corruption internally.

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