Scorpio: SA’s spy boss implicated in massive tender fraud at Prasa

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) seems to be paralysed by systemic corruption. A recent investigation by National Treasury found that only 13 out of 216 contracts awarded between 2012 and 2015, all with a value exceeding R10-million, were above board. Sfiso Buthelezi, the former Prasa board chair and recently appointed deputy minister of finance, must be criminally charged for turning a blind eye to the state entity being fleeced, his own department had found. And now it turns out one of those who benefited from a corrupt tender is the spy boss Arthur Fraser. By PAULI VAN WYK.