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numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has condemned violent attacks against workers on duty.  

It said on Sunday it would intensify pressure on the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) and Chuma Security company to "force them to do what is necessary" to improve the safety of members.  This came after a Numsa member employed by Chuma was recently raped while on duty.  Her male colleague who was with her at the time was also attacked.  Numsa Western Cape regional secretary Vuyo Lufele said:  "This shocking incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning on the 12th August 2017 while our members were patrolling the train coaches at Strand Metrorail New Yard in the Western Cape.  They were confronted by knife-wielding thugs who tied them up before robbing them and raping one of our members.”  Numsa said it believed such crimes could be prevented if more security guards were deployed to patrol dangerous zones.

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