metrorail thumb medium90 92SowetanLive reports that tempers flared and violence broke out at Cape Town station on Friday evening‚ amid widespread cancellations and delays due to a shortage of trains.  

This followed the torching of four carriages in the Kraaifontein staging yard shortly after midnight‚ arson at an apparatus cage in Philippi and cable theft in Salt River.  Last Saturday, two adjoining trains were set alight at Cape Town station.  Metrorail regional manager Richard Walker said it was now “open warfare” between criminals and Metrorail in the Western Cape.  He said illegal strikers had intimidated staff and circulated incendiary propaganda.  “It is time to rid the region of criminals who masquerade as employees‚” he stated.

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