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fedusa thumb medium80 85ANA reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Monday called for urgent action to stop criminality on trains, including the reintroduction of the railway police.  

In a statement, Fedusa said decisive action was particularly needed in the Cape Town area, which has borne the brunt of violent attacks against train commuters.  Fedusa general secretary Dennis George noted that in the province a total of 32 commuters have been murdered over the past two years and 66 people have been seriously injured.  While 12 suspects have been arrested for these murders, only one of them has been convicted."  George called on the Western Cape Provincial Government to act decisively to stop the rampant crime on trains.  Fedusa President Godfrey Selematsela added:  "As Fedusa, we call on Prasa (Passenger Rail Agency of SA) to reintroduce the Railway Police to monitor trains, protect the commuters including our members who work for the institution."

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