Train and bus set alight in Cape Town

By Lelethu Mquqo
25 August 2011

Metrorail in Cape Town says R9.5 million’ damage was caused when three train coaches caught fire at Nolungile station in Khayelitsha early this morning.

Metrorail’s regional manager Lindelo Matya says indications are that the fire was deliberately started as three men were seen running away shortly after the incident.

Matya stresses that no amount of dissatisfaction with the service should lead to the destruction of the already limited capacity.

Meanwhile, it is alleged that striking municipal workers set a Golden Arrow bus alight at the old Harare terminus in Khayelitsha this morning.

The bus was petrol bombed, apparently to prevent passengers from making use of the service boarding.

No injuries were reported in both incidents.


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