28 March 2014
Angry Metrorail commuters on
Thursday evening stoned and torched a train at Esplande Station.
Western Cape Metrorail’s Regional
Manager Mthuthuzeli Swartz said the incident started by the commuters stoning
the train and then the violence escalated and thereafter they torched the
Swartz said this incident is very
Swart said out of this incident it
was a coach which is a first class, as well as a plain trailer they were
Meanwhile Mthuthuzeli Swartz also
condemned the incident saying given the strain of available trains in the
province this will only make things worse.
Over the past two weeks trains have
been delayed in and around Cape Town with
Metrorail saying the delays are due to infrastructure problems.
Swartz said this acts ends up
causing the same people more problems and more delays and Metrorail urges all
citizens to fight against this kind of behaviour by reporting incidents of
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