Several suspects arrested for cable theft

 Several suspects were arrest by the western Cape Prasa security after they were caught cutting cables.

Prasa security officers said that they were patrolling the railway line between Bellville and Tygerberg when they found the suspects.

28-year-old man was arrested and handed over to the police. Meanwhile another suspect was arrested last week after he was found digging up cables between Parow and Elsies River stations. The officers confiscated about six metres of underground signal cables and a shovel.

The Passenger Rail Agency said that Metrorail had invested R186 million in an effort to replace overhead cables that power substations and ensure train movement and safe operations.

by Everngelista Muza