prasaNews24 the Passenger Rail Agency of SA’s (Prasa’s) troubles mounted on Tuesday after the Western Cape High Court ordered it to pay the R7.3m it owes two companies for security services by the end of business on Tuesday.  

This after the sheriff of the court attached seven Prasa coaches on Monday in lieu of the R2.4m owed to Chuma Security in a separate matter.  Earlier on Tuesday, Chuma Security and Supreme Security Services returned to court to submit an application stating that collectively they had been unable to pay the salaries of about 760 security guards stationed on Cape Town's northern and Central lines because Prasa owed them money.  On Monday, a Prasa spokesperson in the Western Cape said the parastatal was aware of its obligations but was having cash flow problems.  The security companies’ attorney indicated that if Prasa did not pay by the end of Tuesday he would start proceedings to have more of its assets attached.

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