Merely a few days after a derailment in Boksburg occurred and the two trains colliding in the Pretoria station, yet another derailment occurred near Springs.
A train derailed at Angelo station near Daveyton and obstructed traffic to and from Springs to Johannesburg. The cause of the derailments is attributed to infrastructure theft worth over R1 million.
Furthermore, continuous cable theft has halted Pretoria’s trains in the north and even Fikile Mbalula could not complete his journey in Cape Town.
Spoornet, Transnet and Prasa are apparently in great distress, as thieves make it difficult for rail transport to reach their destination at scheduled times.
The UNTU trade union has since announced that they will start a protest action on July 26 to force Ramaphosa to secure safe and reliable rail transport for everyone.
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