UNTUANA reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) says that police must explain why criminals destroying transport infrastructure are not being arrested for malicious damage to property and brought before the courts.  

On Thursday night, disgruntled commuters set alight four train coaches at the Thornton railway station between Cape Town and Bellville.  “This comes after Metrorail in Cape Town has been struggling the whole week to deliver its services after it had to suspend all train services in the region to permit urgent repair work on its trains after vandals did extensive damage to it,” Untu general secretary Steve Harris said in a statement.  He added that the situation was a national crisis that was escalating with every passing day.

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