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metrorail thumb medium90 92ANA reports that a female Metrorail access controller, who was pushed to the ground by a group of free riders, is nursing a broken arm and bruises.  

The 37-year-old staffer was trying to prevent the rowdy group of seven from leaving the Benoni station without paying for their ride on Tuesday when she was pushed to the ground.  “I am humiliated. I am sore. I fell on my stomach with my left hand underneath me, after a lady started to pull and push me with six men helping her,” said Nonny Tladi, a member of the United National Transport Union (Untu).  The incident happened on Tuesday at 7am.  Now Tladi’s union has taken up the matter.  Untu insists it is Prasa’s responsibility to make Tladi’s work environment safe.  On Wednesday, acting Untu general secretary, Eddie de Klerk, said his union had submitted an application to the Western Cape High Court for a court order to force Prasa to fulfil its obligation to employee safety.  The union wants the court to compel Prasa to improve safety on the notorious central line between Cape Town and Langa in the Western Cape.

  • Read this report in full at eNCA
  • Read Untu’s press statement in this regard at Untu online


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